Flight Lieutenant Herbert Clifford JONES

Service No: 410365
Born: Northcote VIC, 27 March 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 138 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Tempsford
Died: Air Operations: (No. 138 Squadron Halifax aircraft LL306), France, 8 June 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Veauville-Les-Baons Churchyard, Seine Maritime, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Henry and Jovita Jones, of Thornbury, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the night of 7/8th June 1944 Halifax took off from Tempsford detailed to carry out Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) Operation Periwnkle and Walt 3, and the aircraft set course for France on take-off. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near the village of Veauville-Les-Baons and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LL306 were:

Flight Sergeant John Grant Chadwick (1557429) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Frederick William Herbert (1806771) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Douglas Scott Johnstone (429344) (RNZAF) (Air Bomber)
Flight Lieutenant Herbert Clifford Jones (410365) (Pilot)
Sergeant Douglas James Ashley Kemp (1861978) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Harold Annalls Monsen-Elvik (1394482) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Graham Bernard Charles Moore (1608629) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


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, 166/21/154

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