Flying Officer Arthur Selwyn JONES

Service No: 409152
Born: Pirongia, New Zealand, 6 January 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 January 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: RAF Station North Front, Gibraltar
Died: Aircraft Accident (Spitfire aircraft ES368), La Senia, Algeria, 5 February 1943, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Le Petit Lac Cemetery, Algeria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Archibald Herbert and Ada Christina Jones; husband of Joan Elizabeth Jones, of Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1300 hours on 5 February 1943, Spitfire ES368 crashed at La Senia landing ground at Oran, Algeria. The aircraft collided with another aircraft on the ground while landing during heavy rain. The fuselage was badly damaged and cut in two killing Flying Officer Jones while the pilot of the other aircraft was uninjured.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/21/8
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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