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Memorable Manitobans: Harlo Lloyd Jones (1923-2005)

Pilot, author.

Born at Dinsmore, Saskatchewan on 29 December 1923, son of Luther Jones, he studied at the University of Saskatchewan until joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross after flying 32 missions over occupied Europe and Germany. After returning to Canada, he joined the Geological Survey of Canada and worked in the bush north of Flin Flon. He studied journalism at the University of British Columbia and graduated in 1947. He worked as a journalist with the Edmonton Bulletin and Vancouver Sun from 1948 to 1950. He rejoined the Air Force in 1950 and retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 1970. Following retirement, he was Materials Manager for St. Boniface Hospital from 1971 to 1974. He was active with the Wartime Pilots and Observers Association and volunteered at the Canadian Aviation Museum. He wrote and published two books: O Little Town (1995), which chronicled prairie life during the 1920s and 1930s, and Bomber Pilot (2001) recounted his wartime experience. He died at Winnipeg on 1 October 2005.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 2005.

Harlo Jones, Wikipedia.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 13 March 2020

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