Ens Jack Hill Camp

Ens Jack Hill Camp

Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 7 Jun 1942 (aged 25)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing: Court 5--Buried at Sea
Memorial ID 15362427 · View Source
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Born in Port Arthur, Texas. Navy Ensign Jack Hill Camp was living in Texas when World War II was declared. Serving in the Naval Reserve, Ensign Camp reported to active duty and was assigned to PBY Squadron 44 on Midway Island. While on a scouting patrol, They spotted the Japanese aircraft carrier group that was heading toward the American held field. The slow moving Catalina was spotted and shot down by enemy fire, but not before relaying critical data to the American forces. Being wounded in the attack that forced his aircraft down. Camp was helped into the life raft by fellow crew members but was killed when the raft was strafed by enemy fire. Ensign Camp was buried at sea on June 7, 1942.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.

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  • Maintained by: Annette Epps Alva
  • Originally Created by: Lionel Alva, Jr.
  • Added: 14 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15362427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ens Jack Hill Camp (27 Aug 1916–7 Jun 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15362427, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Annette Epps Alva (contributor 46825363) .