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Edwin D Jackson

Military

Shot down 24 Feb 1944 in B-17 #41-24571 ‘Indianapolis War Bird' on mission to Steyr, Aus, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2619.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24571 'Indianapolis War Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG Bangor 14/9/42; West Palm Beach 24/11/42; transferred MTO 97BG Biskra, Alg. 1/43; 49BS/2BG 14/11/3; Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Steyr, Aus. 24/2/44 with Harry Meyer, Co-pilot: Ralph Sneedon, Navigator: John McTeague,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grayson County, Kentucky, USA 9 November 1922

Son of Elmer and Lizzie (Meredith) Jackson

Killed in Action (KIA) near Steyr, Austria 24 February 1944

aged 21

Buried near Moosbach, Austria

Originally buried in forest near Moosbach, Austria

Buried

re-interred Lorraine American Cemetery, probably after the war had ended, in Plot J, Row 32, Grave 38

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2020 19:38:01 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 15 AF, 49 BS & 2 BG per MACR 2619 at Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2020 19:34:19 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N per MACR 2619 at Fold3.com. Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/28614128

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 21:18:37 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Changed the label for a Died event to a KIA per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2020 22:26:17 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Added person, role & rank per info in the A/C #41-24571 Description.
Added Born, Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56656607.
See: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56656607/edwin-d-jackson

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