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John Charles Jennison Jr

Military

Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24109 Ready & Willing/Silver Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti Mission with the 93rd BG, pilot John R Roche, returned safely to Libya. Returned to ETO. Assigned to the 466th BG to serve as their Assembly Ship.

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Williston, ND 24 May 1920

Son of John Charles Sr and Margerite [King] Jennison.

Lived in Saint Augustine, FL, USA 1941

80 Water Street

Lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 1 July 1941

At time of draft registration student at Florida University, residing Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Enlisted Jacksonville , FL 15 August 1941

Jacksonville Florida

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 10 March 1951

Re-enlisted.

Discharged USAF 31 October 1967

Honourable discharge.

Died Miami, FL 1 August 1990
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 1 August 1990

Arlington National Cemetery
Section 20
Grave 496-2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2019 13:23:01 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/27869471-john-c-jennison-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/83985420-john-c-jennison-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/625597515-john-jennison-1920
https://www.fold3.com/image/607316606?terms=jennison,john,c
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13560018/john-charles-jennison

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 22:01:33 466thHistorian Changes to service number
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 21:50:12 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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