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1LT Jay Willis McElroy
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1893
Saratoga
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1918, France

Jay Willis McElroy was called 'Bill' by his little brother 'Mac' (Joseph Harold McElroy) and came from a family full of fun & laughter. He was a tall man with a medium build, light brown eyes and red hair who lived at the Berkeley YMCA that his parents helped operate, studying at the University of California while a Corporal in Cadets who had applied to serve in the American Ambulance Corps when he was drafted in June 1917 for WWI and served in the 99th Aero Squadron.

Per the attached SF Chronicle report, he was reported missing. The circumstances of his death were later reported to the family as "1st Lt McElroy, pilot, and 2nd Lt Howard I Kinne, observer, left airdrome at 2:10 pm 29 September 1918 on an artillery surveillance mission in the area of Romagne. While on this mission, they were attacked by enemy aircraft and shot down in flames." The officers were buried close to where the plane landed.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John William McElroy (1861 - 1946)
  Irene Lane Davis McElroy (1861 - 1922)
 
 Siblings:
  Chester Earl McElroy (1887 - 1920)*
  Otto Davis McElroy (1889 - 1968)*
  Jay Willis McElroy (1893 - 1918)
  Guy W McElroy (1895 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Departement de la Meuse
Lorraine, France
 
Maintained by: eagledawg
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55994923
1LT Jay Willis McElroy
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1LT Jay Willis McElroy
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1LT Jay Willis McElroy
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 Added: Dec. 31, 2011
You are a Hero who has given your life to protect our Country and for freedom!!! Thank You for fighting for our Country!
- Nancy McCausland-Jones
 Added: May. 30, 2011
Gone but not forgotten, thank you for your service. Your family will always remember.
- Nikki
 Added: May. 28, 2011
 
 
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