Charles Moye Jones

Korean War
Service #099776
Unit153 FITRON
RankLieutenant Commander U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJuly 20 1953
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Air Medal
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Commander Jones was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Lieutenant Commander Jones was the pilot of a F9F-5 Panther Jet fighter with Fighter Squadron 153 aboard the aircraft carrier USS PRINCETON (CVA-37). On July 20, 1953, while on a combat mission, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into a hillside. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.