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Gerald Riley "Keith" Jackson

Connections

Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gerald Jackson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombsight Mechanic
    Gerald Riley "Kieth" Jackson Worked in the Bombsight/AFCE (Automatic Flight Control Equipment) section. He was the ranking NCO in charge along with T/Sergeant Vernon Haukie. The two of them worked very closely beginning at Wendover, Utah and shortly...

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2018 03:06:36 RexRay Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal family collection from the estate of Gerald R. Jackson

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