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Dewey Oliver Jackson
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1919
Death: Aug. 1, 1943

Radio Op. T/Sgt. Dewey O. Jackson DFC MIA/KIA
Hometown: Frankln, Ga
Squadron: 415th BS 98th Bomb Group
Service # 34266885
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Ned McCarty MIA/KIA DFC

Target: Ploesti
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40322
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: K
Aircraft: CORNHUSKER
Location: Ionian Sea
Cause: Crew of 10MIA/KIA Shot down over Ionian Sea on return flight. The entire crew was lost at sea their bodies never recovered.

Sgt. Jackson lost his life in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" one of the most daring raids of WW2 August 1st 1943. Coming in at tree top level the 98th BG destroy Romanian oil refineries. Sgt. Jackson was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor and heroism.
Sgt. Jackson name appears Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy Find A Grave Memorial# 56310409. The Georgia memorial is a cenotaph. His body was never recovered.

Crew of CORNHUSKER
1st/Lt. Ned Mccarty Pilot
1st/Lt. Robert J. Price Bombardier
2nd/Lt. Clyde E. Miller Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. Joseph F. Moore Navigator
T/Sgt. Claude C. Roberts Engineer
T/Sgt. Dewey O. Jackson Radio Op.
T/Sgt. Dewey O. Jackson Radio Op.
S/Sgt. Glenn D. Darr Gunner
S/Sgt.Glenn L. Koontz Gunner
S/Sgt.Glenn L. Koontz Gunner
S/Sgt. Stephen Wargo Gunner


Above information provided by: Find A Grave contributor John Dowdy 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Andrew Jackson (1892 - 1974)
  Claudia Beatrice Eley Jackson (1896 - 1982)
 
 Siblings:
  Sally Kate Jackson Smith (1914 - 2009)*
  Dewey Oliver Jackson (1919 - 1943)
  G W Jackson (1921 - 1980)*
  Vesta Jackson Jackson (1923 - 2014)*
  Henry Andrew Jackson (1928 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Centralhatchee Cemetery
Centralhatchee
Heard County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Ann
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35719721
Dewey Oliver Jackson
Added by: Sharon Frank Patrick
 
 
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