Jack served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on F-7A "Under Exposed" #42-73052, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.
F-7A #42-73052 took off, with a crew of 11 and 2 other F-7As, from Nadzab Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a combat mapping mission over Padaidori Island Group, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.
Shortly after takeoff they crashed, for an unknown reason, into Mount Wilhelm, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. The entire crew was lost in this crash.
Jack was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # O-729317
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Airmen who perished on F-7A #42-73052:
Barstow, Loren G ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Boudreaux, Stephen J, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Connor, Jack S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
Degollado, Luis ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Diamond, Leonard ~ Sgt, Photographer, CT
Dick, George ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Harvey, George M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Maillie, Edwin P ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Puck, Douglas H ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Schmitt, John W ~ Sgt, Gunner, WA
Valentine, Harold M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, LA
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
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