Max Jones’ life expectancy in World War II could be measured in minutes. He trained to be a backseat gunner on twin .30 caliber machine-guns in a Douglas Dauntless SBD two-place Navy torpedo bomber.
“My life expectancy was four minutes in combat in the backseat of that SBD. However, I didn’t find that out until I got out of the Navy,” said the 86-year-old former seaman, who now lives in Punta Gorda.
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