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2Lt Jesse W Bledsoe
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1916
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1944

Parents Ralph Phillip Bledsoe and Myrtle Rose Cayce.

Jesse Bledsoe entered the military at Fort Sam Houston. He attained the rank of 2nd LT serving with the 68th Bomber Squadron 44th Bomber. He is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge England.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal

12/28/44
A road and rail junction at Kaiserlautern, Germany was the target today for nine of the 67th aircraft, plus an additional 44th planes. Lt. Brownlowe flew Group deputy lead, while another 67th pilot, Lt. Lavitt led the 392nd BG with bombing results for them being considered excellent.

This was a bad day for the 68th squadron losing one aircraft (MIA), another was forced to land on the continent, and another, being forced to return early due to some sort of malfunction, crashed and all the crew were killed in the crash in which a bomb went off.

68th A/c #42-95260 P piloted by 2nd Lt. J.W. Bledsoe All, 10 dead.

The third 68th ship encountered engine trouble just prior to reaching the enemy coast and returned to our field with #2 feathered. He missed his approach and began a right turn, lost another engine, hit a tree, crashed, and blew up. There were no survivors.

A/C 42-95260 P, LILLI MARLENE, MACR 15998 had the following men on board:

P 2nd LT Jesse W Bledsoe
Corpus Christi Texas

CP 2nd LT Warren W Griffith
Greenfield IN

N 2nd LT Harrison W Wellman
Battle Creek MI

NT Sgt Nicholas J Fidares
New York City, NY

E Sgt Ernest F Arnold
Watertown SD

RO S/Sgt Theodore W Frangos
Bronx, NY

WG Sgt Charles E Stell
Bay City TX

WG Sgt David Barth
Brooklyn NY

HG Sgt James J Garrett
Worcester MA

TG Sgt Willard Kiser
Endicott, NY

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ralph Phillip Bledsoe (1886 - 1963)
  Myrtle Rose Cayce Wharton (1888 - 1963)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Lucille Bledsoe Meerscheidt (1909 - 1985)*
  Ralph P. Bledsoe (1911 - 1983)**
  Jesse W Bledsoe (1916 - 1944)
  Myrtle Rose Wharton Elps (1924 - 1978)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: D Row: 2 Grave: 43
 
Maintained by: svanwyk
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287867
2Lt Jesse W Bledsoe
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2Lt Jesse W Bledsoe
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