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Jones, Albert Monmouth (1890-1967)


Photograph of Albert M. Jones

U.S. Army. Via ibiblio.org.

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An expert tactician, Jones commanded 51 Philippine Division when war broke out in the Pacific. Training and equipment were incomplete, and most of the men spoke Bicolian while most of the officers spoke Tagalog. Asa a result, Jones believed only 52 Regiment was capable of effective resistance. He successfully led South Luzon Force to Bataan, but his division crumbled under Japanese attack in January 1942 and only Japanese blunders prevented a breakthrough.

Jones subsequently took command of the left sector of I Corps on the west side of the peninsula, successfully directing the final stages of the Battle of the Pockets in February 1942. He took command of the entire corps during the command shuffle following MacArthur's escape to Australia and was made a prisoner of war upon the surrender of Bataan.

Service record

1890     

Born
1940
Colonel     
Commander, 31 Regiment, Philippines
1941-12     
Brigadier general     
Commander, 51 Philippine Division
1942-3     

Commander, I Philippine Corps
1942-4-9     

Prisoner of war
1946

Commandant, Camp Beale
1946

Head, U.S. Military Mission to the Philippines
1949

President, Army Personnel Board
1952

Retires
1967

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-14)

Morton (1952; accessed 2011-8-11)

Norman and Norman (2009)

Pettibone (2007)



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