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Roger W Jackson

Military

Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Meriwether Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4387

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Meriwether Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 455th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4387 Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), PH.

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. ...

  • 742nd Bomb Squadron
  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

Aircraft

  • 41-28640 Raunchy

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania with Meriwether Jones crew; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 8 x POW, 2 x KIA MACR 4387

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Montana 25 April 1922
Enlisted Tacoma, WA 24 November 1942

Tacoma, Washington

Based San Giovanni 1943 – 21 April 1944

Assigned to 742BS, 455th BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Dracesti, Romania 21 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 41-28640; Crashed Draconesti, Romania 21-Apr-44 KIA MACR 4387

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Liege, Belgium
Plot B Row 41 Grave 11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2020 20:37:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28639525
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763531
https://www.fold3.com/record/90844962-roger-w-jackson
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856099-roger-w-jackson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356775/roger-w.-jackson

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