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2LT Eugene A. “Gene” Jackson

2LT Eugene A. “Gene” Jackson

Birth
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 Jul 1944 (aged 25)
Germany
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot 126
Memorial ID 104910845 · View Source
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Lieutenant Eugene Jackson was born in Hartford September 18, 1918, and was graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1936. He attended Morse Business College. He was a member of St. Johns's Episcopal Church, East Hartford, and for several years was a member of the Christ Church Cathedral Boys Choir.

He was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company at the time of his enlistment in the 118th Observation Squadron, National Guard. In 1942 he was accepted as an aviation cadet and in 1943 was awarded his wings and a commission in the Army Air Corps.

He was killed in action during a bombing mission over Buchenburg, Germany while raiding the Memminger Airdrome on 18 July 1944.

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His parents were Charles Lincoln Jackson and Hulda Maria Skoog Jackson. Gene and his parents are resting within Plot 126 here in Spring Grove Cemetery.


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Inscription

Eugene A Jackson
Connecticut
2 Lt 816th AAF Bomb Sq.
World War II
Sept 18 1918 July 18 1944


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  • Created by: Dick Jenkins, MHS1955
  • Added: 9 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104910845
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Eugene A. “Gene” Jackson (18 Sep 1918–18 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104910845, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Dick Jenkins, MHS1955 (contributor 47450838) .