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TSgt Carl H Jean
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1918
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1944
Cambridgeshire, England

Carl Jean became a part of an elite, handpicked group of men selected to become part of the highly confidential group assigned to the 482nd Bombardment Group and nicknamed the ‘Pathfinder's'.. The Pathfinder’s Unit was stationed in Alconbury, England, and prepared "lead" aircraft ships with the latest radar systems.
Captain Joe Avenado was assigned as one of the operations officers for the B-24 pilots who were under the command of Major John Roche.Joe was now a veteran of nearly thirty missions and was selected to undertake the top-secret duty of providing radar leads for specific bombing missions, including that of the invasion that would take place in only a matter of months over the beaches of Normandy, France.On the night of January 23, 1944 a volunteer crew of six, including Carl Jean and Captain Avendano, boarded a plane to test a radar system and the plane’s equipment for an upcoming mission. Commander John Roche was communicating to Cpt Avenado throughout the test when the plane suddenly began descending nose first and crashed, causing a massive explosion and killing the entire crew.
Family links: 
  Victor Jean (1888 - 1984)
  Shallie Minnie McKamie Jean (1891 - 1982)
  Charles F Jean (1917 - 2005)*
  Carl H Jean (1918 - 1944)
  Lois R. Jean Woodlief (1921 - 2017)*
*Calculated relationship
Here Rest in Honored Glory
Three Comrades in Arms

Carl H Jean
T Sgt 814 Bomb Sq 482 Bomb GP (P)
Arkansas 23 Jan 1944

Note: Entered the service from Arkansas on 29 Oct 1940 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as a private in the air corps.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Plot G Row 5 Grave 4
Maintained by: J B Gaines
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56291026
TSgt Carl H Jean
Added by: J B Gaines
TSgt Carl H Jean
Added by: J B Gaines
TSgt Carl H Jean
Added by: J B Gaines
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Thanks for the freedom!
- Jeff Bogan
 Added: Jun. 27, 2009
In memory of SGT Carl H. Jean from Columbia County, Arkansas.
- Katie Grimmett Jones
 Added: May. 29, 2008
Rest in Peace, Sergeant
- David Niebes
 Added: Apr. 3, 2008

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