David M. Jones
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"David M. Jones" was a United States Air Force pilot who served with distinction during World War II. He was one of the Doolittle Raiders whose exploits in April 1942 were dramatized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. He then flew combat missions over North Africa, where he was shot down. He was a German prisoner of war for two and a half years — helping with the escape attempt described in the book The Great Escape (book)/Great Escape, which was later the subject of a Hollywood The Great Escape (film)/film. The character Virgil Hilts, played by Steve McQueen on the 1963 film was partially based on Jones.

In his last assignment with the Air Force, Jones was the commander of the Air Force Eastern Test Range in Cape Canaveral/Cape Kennedy, Florida as well as the U.S. Department of Defense/Department of Defense Manager for Manned Space Flight Support Operations. He retired from the Air Force after 37 years of distinguished service.

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