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Jerry C Layton

Military

Jerry Layton was killed when a C-60A (serial number 42-56015) crashed on take-off from Prestwick, Scotland. It was later determined that the left engine failed after take-off at an altitude of 300 feet. The crew were serving with the 1403rd Army Air Force Base Unit and ferrying the aircraft to the USA after they had completed their tours of duty. All five crew members were killed.

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Aircraft

  • 42-56015

    C-56 Lodestar
    The C-60A (serial number 42-56015) crashed on take-off from Prestwick, Scotland. It was later determined that the left engine failed after take-off at an altitude of 300 feet. Captain Richard A Spencer and his crew were ferrying the aircraft to the USA...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 28 July 1916
Lived in Greene County, MO, USA 1942
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 11 March 1942

Recorded as married at time of enlistment.

Died Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 11 August 1944
Buried Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, IL 62441, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2016 16:34:57 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Findagrave record: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=layton&GSfn=jerry&GSby...

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