Kenneth Jones was born in 1921 and grew up in Illinois and Ohio. During World War II, he joined the Army Air Corps when he turned twenty-one and worked as an airplane mechanic in the European theater. He later worked on developing atomic bomb technology at Los Alamos before he began working for a paper products company. While working there, he patented technology that automated the production of French fry cartons. He now resides in Fort Myers, Florida, where he enjoys his hobby of clock-making.
In this interview, Kenneth remembers being a young man during World War II. He recounts memories of his basic training and being near the fighting in Europe while working as an airplane mechanic. He also speaks about his childhood and witnessing the terrible aftermath of World war II.
Interviewee: Leslie Jenkins
Interviewers: Nika Verna
Archival Processor: Brianna Bricker
Copyeditor: Anton Weintraub and Cameron Vanderscoff
Date: March 2, 2018
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Session Number: 1
Project: National Home Front Project
Interview Contributor: Florida Gulf Coast University
Accession Number: JenkinsLeslie_HFN-OH_072918
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