CAPT Robert Francis Jones was born on November 26, 1908, in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the class of 1931. CAPT Jones was a pioneer in the development of unmanned remotely-controlled aircraft called "assault drones" for use in combat.
CAPT Jones served as Commanding Officer of the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from June 15, 1953, to April 8, 1954. He retired from the U.S. Navy in April, 1955.
LCDR Stephen E. Jones (Left) and CDR Robert F. Jones (right), Intelligence and Security Officer, and Acting Commander, respectively, Special Air Task Force, September 5, 1944 - October 27, 1944. Picture taken on Banika Island, August, 1944.
CAPT Robert F. Jones, USN and RADM Stephen E. Jones, USNR are the authors of National Security Disasters Their Cause and Prevention: On America's Continuing Military Strengths Rests the Peace and Security of the World. That is the Purpose of this Book: To Urge Vigilance in Avoiding Additional National Security Disasters.
Interment and graveside service with full military honors was held at Arlington National Cemetery on May 20, 1998, for Captain Robert Francis Jones, U. S. Navy (Retired), Class of 1931 U.S. Naval Academy.
Captain Jones died April 27, 1998, in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
JONES, ROBERT F
CAPT US NAVY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/26/1908
DATE OF DEATH: 04/27/1998
BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 4224
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
(Photo Courtesy Dr. S. S. Joy Johnson-Turpin, Ph.D.)