CPL W H “Dub” Jackson

CPL W H “Dub” Jackson

Afton, Dickens County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Apr 1945 (aged 22)
Venosa, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot SECTION C-6 SITE 8315
Memorial ID 3455299 · View Source
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W. H. Jackson served as a Corporal on B-24L (#44-49024), 830th Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in San Bernardino County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 13, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a welder and also as Single, without dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by flak and crashed 15 miles West South West of Venosa, Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39294001


Airmen who perished on B-24L (#44-49024):

Andrew, Treat P, Jr ~ Corp, Connecticut
Bengivengo, Joseph ~ Corp, New Jersey
Jackson, W H ~ Corp, California
Larkin, Robert N ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts
McCall, George H, Jr ~ Corp, Virginia
O'Malley, Robert B ~ Corp, Missouri
Perry, Joseph ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Turner, Barryon L ~ 2nd Lt, Maine
Yelland, George C ~ Sgt, California

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Three Rock County Men And Local Girl's Husband Are Killed in Action

Cpl. W. H. Jackson (Norma Aanenson), daughter of Mrs. Otelia Aanenson received war department telegram Monday informing her that her husband "Dud" Jackson had been killed in action.

Cpl. Jackson, a radio-gunner on a B-24 Liberator, was stationed with the army air force in Italy. He had been overseas since January 15, and on April 14, he wrote his wife that he has completed 10 missions.

The young man took his radio training at Sioux Falls army air base and had visited Luverne many times while he was stationed there.

He and Miss Aanenson were married on July 29, 1944, at Yuma, Ariz., where he trained as a gunner. He was stationed at several other places before going to riverside, Calif., his last base before leaving this country.

He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Jackson, of Wilmington, Calif.

Mrs. Jackson, who has been living in California, has been visiting here for the past month. She plans to leave Today on her return there.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL W H “Dub” Jackson (8 Apr 1923–15 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3455299, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .