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Thaddeus F Jez


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.

In Memoriam

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

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 791st Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Rackheath

    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...


Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA 15 August 1916
Lived in Hampden County, MA, USA December 1941
Enlisted Springfield, MA, USA 26 December 1941
Died 6 August 1944
Buried South Hadley, MA 01075, USA


Date Contributor Update
20 February 2017 17:08:01 Lucy May Changes to biography, memoriam and events

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2017 17:02:04 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7374 / MACR 7374 & Watts book p137 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database