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David F Jewel Jr.

Military

67 bomber escort missions over Germany and enemy occupied territories.

DFC/ AM w/ 8 Oak Leaf Cluster

3 destroyed

Service

Units served with

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • 38th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tulsa, Oklahoma 9 July 1923
Combat Tour Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 7 July 1944 – March 1945
Died Dalrock, Rowlett, TX 75088, USA 1 May 2007
Buried Dallas, TX, USA 4 May 2007

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 12 Site 620

Buried Dallas, TX, USA 4 May 2007

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 12 Site 620

Buried Dallas, TX, USA 5 May 2007

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 12 Site 620

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 19:51:49 466thHistorian Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.55th.org/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=jewell&GSfn=david&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self

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