Friday, March 25, 2022

The Death of Buck Jones (1942)

In November of 1942, Hollywood screen actor Buck Jones raced into a burning night club to rescue some people who were trapped, only to succumb from injuries and died in a hospital. The newspapers the following day heralded him as a hero to young and old alike. 

Last week I stumbled on to a website that featured a rare photo of Buck Jones, days before he passed away. Not only is the photo rare, but the author of the blog (see link below) did an excellent job documenting the incident with an article and additional photographs. This blog entry of his is highly recommended.