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Jesse W Berryhill

Military

Pilot of the Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. KIA. MACR 9942.

Service

Units served with

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...

Aircraft

  • BT287 'Sad Sack II'

    Beaufighter
    Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. 3 KIA. MACR 9942.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 3 June 1921

Jun. 3, 1921

Died Mont de l'Arpette, Mercantour National Park, 06450 Belvédère, France 2 November 1944

Pilot of the Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. KIA. MACR 9942.

Lived in Mississippi, USA
Assigned Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN), 1 Avenue Louis Mouillard, 69500 Bron, France

417th NFS, 12th AF. Bron, Lyon/Y-6.

Buried Nettleton Cemetery, Nettleton, MS 38858, USA

Nettleton Cemetery
Nettleton, Monroe County
Mississippi, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2015 12:48:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=613&MemID... Crash site / event details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=ND139&Submit4=Go / MACR 9942 Details:
http://usaafdata.com / USAAF Personnel Records.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36394223 Burial details.

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