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Jack Graves


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Rottendorf in B-17 #42-39866, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-39866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Presque Is 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [ –P] Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Russell Boyce, Bombardier: Jack Graves, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Calvin Leitz,...


Event Location Date
Born Jeffersonville, Illinois, USA 19 January 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 July 1944
Died 29 July 1944
Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery 1948

San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot K, 96


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2021 21:39:32 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank and events

Updated Highest Rank and the Born event and Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 3581064.

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2021 21:31:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7820 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database