M.585 First Officer   Victor Richard Baxter-Jones
 flag england b. 7 Jun 1918, Wells, Somerset  15 Jul 1941 to 31 Dec 1945 

 ata victor baxter jones 1936 1936

 ata victor baxter jones ICCL  ata victor baxter jones 1947 1947  

 

Educated at Jordan Hill College School, Glasgow

gertrude eklid 1939 Trudy's 1939 RAeC Cert photo

m. 1940 Gertrude 'Trudy' [Eklid], 1 daughter

RAFVR Mar-Nov 1937

prev.  Ground Engineer for Bristol Aeroplane Co

Address in 1941: 7 Market Hill, Calne, Wilts


d. 31 Jan 2014, Gainesville GA

"Mr. Baxter-Jones also became the senior concierge at Maxim's de Paris in Palm Springs, Calif. He was loved by all the hotel guests for his English appearance, accent and manners.

When World War II ended Mr. Baxter-Jones worked for the De Havilland Aircraft Company. This career took him from England to the United States in 1957. He lived in Rockford, Ill., Plymouth, Mich., San Antonio, Texas, and Palm Springs, Calif., until moving to Georgia in 1992. He loved the friendly people and beauty of the state of Georgia especially the birds, the wildlife and the climate.

He met the love of his life, Trudy at a flying club in England at the beginning of World War II. She had learned to fly and had made a solo flight before they married. He felt that it was too dangerous for a woman to fly during the war so she never flew again.

Mr. Baxter-Jones wished to be cremated and his ashes returned to his birthplace, in Wells, Somerset, England. A memorial service will be performed at a later date in his beloved Wells Cathedral. 
Mr. Baxter-Jones is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve McMillian, Gainesville; granddaughter and husband, Shea Jaworski, North Little Rock, Ark.; great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Vincent and Anna Jaworski; and his niece, Penelope Baxter-Jones, Hampshire, England. 

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