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Name: Hubert Wilson Godfrey Jones
Military Cross (MC)
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Hubert William Godfrey Jones
Country: Wales
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 19, 24, 32, 40
Victories: 7
Born: 07 October 1890
Place of Birth: Llandilo, Pembrokeshire
Died: May 1943
Place of Death:  
 
 
Before he was seconded for duty with the Royal Flying Corps on 22 July 1916, Hubert Wilson Godfrey Jones served with the 4th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment. Captain Jones received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2747 on the Caudron biplane at Beatty School, Hendon on 16 April 1916. He scored 7 victories flying the D.H.2 with 32 Squadron. He was shot down but uninjured whilst flying D.H.2 (A2533) on 1 October 1916. He was wounded in action on 15 February 1917 whilst flying D.H.2 (A2535). Wounded again on 21 March 1917, he was shot down near Roupy whilst flying Nieuport 17 (A305) with 40 Squadron. Jones then served at the Central Flying School until November 1918 when he assumed command of 19 Squadron until December 1919.

Jones changed his name to Hubert Wilson Godfrey Jones Penderel on 18 October 1928. Group Captain Penderel was killed on active service in May 1943.

Listed as Hubert William Godfrey Jones in some sources.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (temp. Capt.) Hubert William Godfrey Jones, Welsh. R. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry in action. With a patrol of three scouts he attacked a hostile formation of ten enemy machines. Although wounded, he continued the combat and drove down an enemy machine. Later, although again wounded, he remained with his patrol until the enemy retired.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Aug 1916 1330 32 D.H.2 (7859) Fokker E (OOC) Rancourt
2 23 Sep 1916 1530 32 D.H.2 (A2533) LVG C (DES) Eaucourt l'Abbaye
3 01 Oct 1916 2130 32 D.H.2 (A2533) C (OOC) Bihaucourt
4 16 Nov 1916 0900 32 D.H.2 (7882) C (OOC) Loupart Wood
5 16 Nov 1916 0900 32 D.H.2 (7882) C (OOC) Loupart Wood
6 05 Feb 1917 1515 32 D.H.2 (7897) Albatros D.I (OOC) Grevillers
7 15 Feb 1917 0915 32 D.H.2 (A2548) Albatros D.I (OOC) Grevillers

1 Shared with Lt Maximillian Mare-Montembault, Lt P B G Hunt (7938)
 
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