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PFC William Gerard "Jerry" Fraser, Jr
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Birth: May 15, 1919
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1945, Papua New Guinea

PVT USAAF WWII MIA-KIA
ASN 20815917
43rd BG, 64th B Sq
Gunner/Armorer

He was the son of William Gerard Fraser, Sr and Ruth Shaw Fraser of San Antonio Bexar Co TX. He had brothers Herbemont Shaw 'Monte' Fraser, US Navy WWII, and Bruce Alister Fraser, US Army WWII, and a sister, Ruth Shaw (Fraser) Lehman.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1938. He attended Texas A&M College in order to report for duty with the 36th Infantry Division at Camp Bowie in 1940. He was later transferred to the US Army Air Corps.

During at least two raids, 18 November and 14 December 1942, he was awarded the Silver Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for gallantry in action. Upon his death, he was awarded the Citation of Honor and the Purple Heart.


The crew disappeared in New Britain, Papua New Guinea and are listed here in the virtual cemetery for B-17F #41-24458


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Gerard Fraser (1885 - 1943)
  Ruth Shaw Fraser (1896 - 1978)
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Shaw Fraser Lehman (1917 - 1990)*
  William Gerard Fraser (1919 - 1945)
  Herbemont Shaw Fraser (1922 - 1989)*
  Bruce Alistair Fraser (1924 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56749017
PFC William Gerard Jerry Fraser, Jr
Added by: B24CoPilotNiece
 
PFC William Gerard Jerry Fraser, Jr
Added by: JimO
 
PFC William Gerard Jerry Fraser, Jr
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group (Heavy)
- JimO
 Added: Jan. 4, 2015

- LKat
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
 
 
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