Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Paul LeRoy Jones papers
Collection Number: 80149
Creator: Jones, Paul LeRoy, 1906-
6 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder
(5.5 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection contains photographs, press releases, clippings, speeches, orders, maps, and a diary relating to Allied military
activities in the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II and to General Joseph W. Stilwell.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
The collection is in English.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Paul LeRoy Jones papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find
the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number
of boxes listed in this finding aid.
China Defense Supplies records, Hoover Institution Archives
Claire Lee Chennault papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Frank Dorn papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Henrietta Thompson processed volume, Hoover Institution Archives
Jack Silvey motion picture film, Hoover Institution Archives
Jesse Conn Miller photographs, Hoover Institution Archives
John N. Hart letters received, Hoover Institution Archives
Joseph Warren Stilwell papers, Hoover Institution Archives
William E. R. Covell papers, Hoover Institution Archives
||Radio communicator in San Diego and San Francisco
|1928 October - 1929 June
||Cadet, United States Air Corps
||Accepted a reserve commission in the Chemical Warfare Service of the United States Air Corps
||Joined 7th Division, Infantry, United States Army
||Assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion (heavy weapons company)
|1942 February, circa
||Promoted to captain
||Worked as a railroad operations officer
||Traveled to India and Burma
||Appointed liaison and courier to the Chinese 5th and 6th Armies
||Participated in Joseph Stilwell's Burma walkout
||Promoted to major
||Appointed headquarters commandant and assistant to the acting assistant, G-4, acting as a transportation officer, possibly
for Services of Supply (S.O.S.)
||Promoted to lieutenant colonel
||Public relations officer, China-Burma-India Theater
||Member of CBI Radio Team
||Oversaw delivery of supplies for Services of Supply (S.O.S.), China Defense Supplies
||Received Bronze Star
||Returned to United States
||Worked for the Office of Information Services for Army Ground Forces, Public Relations
||Public relations work in Okinawa, Japan
||Returned to civilian life in California while remaining in the Army Reserves
CBI Roundup, June 22, 1944, and November 9, 1944. Accessed through CBI Theater:
Jones, Paul L. "The Withdrawal from Burma and the Stilwell Walkout."
Ex-CBI Roundup, May 1992. Accessed through CBI Theater:
Scope and Content of Collection
Consisting mainly of photographs, the Paul LeRoy Jones papers relate to Allied military activities in the China-Burma-India
Theater in World War II, the Burma walkout in 1942, and General Joseph W. Stilwell.
China-Burma-India Theater file includes the transcript of a diary that Jones kept from 1941 to 1945 documenting his experience in the China-Burma-India
Theater and his interactions with General Stilwell. . The diary includes entries from May 1942, when Jones participated in
the walkout through Burma to India led by General Stilwell. In the diary, Jones discusses his work with transportation of
supplies, radio broadcasting programs, and his responses to world events. Explanatory notes, which Jones made at a later date,
can be found throughout the diary. This file also includes documents by and about Stilwell, such as correspondence, clippings,
press releases, statements by Stilwell, and the typescript "The Stilwell Story" by Finis Farr.
Jones held various jobs during the war that required him to travel extensively in the China-Burma-India Theater. Since he
was assisting the Signal Corps, Jones was allowed to take photographs during his assignments. The
Photographs contain images of areas where Jones was stationed, the construction of the Ledo Road, and Joseph Stilwell. Photographs that
were previously separated still retain their original groupings in envelopes and have been integrated into the collection.
Additional photographs can be found in the
Scrapbooks. The collection contains a scrapbook documenting the Burma walkout, which contains photographs, diary entries, and a map
with a red line marking the walkout path. The second scrapbook documents Jones' time in Assam, where he was in charge of materials
from China Defense Supplies that went over "The Hump." The third scrapbook concerns the surrender of Ryukyus Islands at Tenth
Army Headquarters on Okinawa.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stilwell, Joseph Warren, 1883-1946.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
World War, 1939-1945--China.