Danzley Jones, U.S. Army: Stalag Luft IIa, Germany, World War II


Elmer Lian

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Oral history interview with Danzley Jones of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, during the Second World War. Jones was a paratrooper who took part in the airborne invasion prior to the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. He was injured during this jump and spent one month in a hospital in England. He was captured by the German Army after a second jump as part of Operation Market Garden in Holland in September 1944. He was imprisoned at Stalag Luft IIa. Jones won the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his service in World War II.

Danzley Virgil Jones was born in St. Lawrence, South Dakota, on 15 December 1924. He died on 16 September 1998 in Williston, North Dakota, and is buried in Williams County.

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1 hour, 25 minutes

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