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SSGT Lloyd S. Jackson

SSGT Lloyd S. Jackson

Birth
USA
Death 13 Jul 1944 (aged 24)
Essex, England
Burial Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA
Plot F, 0, 1204
Memorial ID 10196655 · View Source
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Lloyd S. Jackson grew up at 667 N. Howard Street in Akron, Ohio. He attended Findley and Harris Elementary Schools and Jennings Junior High School. He graduated from North High School in 1938. He was the son of Louis and Bessie Jackson, had one older sister, Vivian, and one younger sister, Bernice.

Lloyd was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces, 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group - Heavy, Service # 35589038.

He was Killed In Action 13 July 1944 in a plane crash at the 381st Bomb Group base at Ridgewell in Essex County England. Lloyd was the Ball Turret Gunner on "Our Captain" when it ditched into the English Channel on 7 June 1944 after being hit by flak over France while on a mission. The crew was rescued by RAF Air Sea Rescue. He was put back on active duty in July and assigned to a new crew. On the morning of the 13th, shortly after takeoff on his first mission with the new crew, an engine quit and the pilot decided to return to base and change engines. While circling back and waiting for a slot to land a second engine quit and an emergency landing was carried out in a corn field. Unfortunately the pilot did not see a railway cut at the end of the field and as the plane slowed to a stop it tipped over the edge. The fuel caught fire and detonated the bombs. Only the pilot and co-pilot survived

A gifted ballroom dancer, Lloyd performed professionally in Florida during the winter months. Buried in a communal grave with his fellow crewmembers at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Nebraska.
He was twenty-four years old at the time of his death.


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  • Originally Created by: N8QNH
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10196655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Lloyd S. Jackson (17 May 1920–13 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10196655, citing Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .