On June 9, 1942, Jones was commissioned a captain in the Army Air Force. Being 40 years old he was not compelled to go to war, but he signed up anyway. 'I'm very happy over this opportunity to serve'' he said, 'and anxious to get going.'
Bobby Jones reporting for duty at Mitchell Field to the commander of the 1st Fighter Command.
Jones landed at Normandy on the day after D-Day where he spent two months in the line of fire.