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Thomas Hardy Jackson Jr

Military

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 - Bomerang

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23722, Bomerang, based in Britain, flew on the 93rd Bomb Group's maiden mission on 9 October 1942. It sustained the worst battle damage of the ten Liberators damaged on the mission, with over 200 holes in the plane. Due to shortages of B...

  • 42-40246 - Thunder Mug

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40246, named, Thunder Mug, was flown by pilots, Lt. Russell Longnecker and Lt. Donald K. "Deacon" Jones, on the Ploesti oil refinery mission. Returned safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Houston, TX 19 May 1919

Son of Thomas Hardy Sr and Helen Josephine [Boyle] Jackson.

Enlisted Houston, TX 2 March 1942
Based 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Crestview Memorial Cemetery Laurel, Jones County, MS 2004

Crestview Memorial Cemetery
Laurel,
Jones County, Mississippi

Died San Mateo, CA 10 December 2004

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2021 12:44:55 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/547075914
https://www.fold3.com/record/61327798/social-security-death-index-thomas...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84001640/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73106838/thomas-hardy-jackson

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 04:47:17 thardyjackson Changes to suffix and nickname
Sources

Thomas Hardy Jackson III (son)

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 01:08:34 RayWells Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 01:04:04 RayWells Changes to middlename, role and aircraft associations
Sources

His Son T. Hardy Jackson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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