This is Thaddeus Jez Wedding Photo taken in front of my Grandparent's house in Holyoke, Mass. To his left is my Aunt Palmyra Chamberlain, & to his right his wife Jeanette Chamberlain & my Uncle Vincent Chamberlain.
Thaddeus F Jez, part of the 1943-H class of aviation cadets at Douglas, Georgia.
Thaddeus Jez served as a tail gunner with the 791st Bomb Squadron of the 467th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rackheath, England. On 6 August 1944, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his B-24 #4129421 'Wallowing Wilbert' was shot down by flak.
Thaddeus Jez was married to Jeanette Chamberlain. He is remembered by his great nephew John G Hall, whose aunt and uncle were Palmyra and Vincent Chamberlain.
Units served with
The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...
Military site : airfield
First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...
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