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Floyd Halton Jamerson

Military

Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • John Beilstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Evaded.

  • Joseph Burkowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Gray

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Earl Guyette

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Moody

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Paznar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on May 10, 1943, took off from Gander in B-17 #42-3143 en route to Prestwick, Scotland, but landed at Bunduran, Ireland. Purple Heart, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Alvin Rabun

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    20 MM burst into the cockpit and the A/C went down out of control on 16 Sep 1943 on the Nantes, France ball bearings mission.

  • James Reid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Semach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29893. Evaded. Earlier on May 10, 1943, took off from Gander in B-17 42-3143 en route to Prestwick, Scotland, but landed at Bunduran, Ireland.

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29893 El Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 22/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-Q] Kimbolton 24/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Floyd H. Jamerson - Pilot, and Radio Operator -John F. Paznar both Killed in Action;...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 97

    16 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements: Bomb Groups from 1st Bomb Division and Bomb groups from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element is a combined force of 147 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 303BG (19); 305BG (16); 351BG (19); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born 2 June 1918

Duncan, Illinois

Lived in 1941

Henderson County, Illinois

Enlisted 28 February 1942

Chicago, Illinois

Buried 1943

initially buried in France (near Ercé-en-Lamé, Ille-et-Villaine)

Killed In Action (KIA) 16 September 1943

Hit in the head in the cockpit, he died instantly (south of Rennes, France)

Buried 1949

his remains were brought to Illinois, where he rests at the Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2020 21:23:54 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 21:24:15 Nimitz41 Changes to media associations
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Mel Pins, Des Moines, Iowa

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 20:48:54 Nimitz41 Changes to media associations
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Mel Pins, Des Moines, Iowa

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2018 12:02:58 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1346
NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1346; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 278

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