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Davy James Jones

Private David Jones 14342324 of the 5th Scottish Para. Regiment was killed in action on the 7th August 1944. He was the son of Mr & Mrs J Jones of Violet Cottage, Llangammarch.He had served in the North Africa campaign and a year prior to his death was wounded in Italy.

Operation Dragoon - Opération Dragoon

Autopsy of a Battle.The Liberation of the French Riviera in August and September 1944. By Jean-Loup Gassend.

On the night of August 14-15, 1944, the First Airborne Task Force, which included the U.S. 509th, 517th and 551st Parachute Infantry Regiments, jumped into enemy held territory spearheading Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. Based on interviews from all combatant units, battlefield archaeology, period photos, letters and reports, this book provides an outstandingly detailed hour-by-hour account of the advance through the French Riviera, as seen by those who lived through it, bringing to light the tragic and gruesome realities of what was later to become known as the "Champagne Campaign."

He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches du Rhone, France