CPL Jack W Fox

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CPL Jack W Fox

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 21)
Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot C, 398
Memorial ID 3575713 · View Source
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Jack was the son of John Aloysius Fox and Anna Mary Ferguson. An identified sister was Mary Kathryn Fox-McClellan.

SILVER STAR CITATION:
The Silver Star is presented to Jack W. Fox, Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with the 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), during the Japanese aerial attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. Corporal Fox, conspicuous for his bravery and coolness, caused the lives of a large group of men to be saved by ordering the men from unprotected areas to the shelter of the barracks, only a few seconds before the area was bombed and strafed by enemy aircraft. During the second attack, Corporal Fox, seeing a machine gun jam, started to the aid of the crew to reduce the jam. At this time a heavy attack of strafing and bombing centered on this area. A fragmentation bomb exploded near Corporal Fox; he was killed instantly.

Jack was originally interred in Oahu Schofield Barracks. He was reinterred in the Golden Gate National Cemetery on 27 May 1948 (Burial Card).


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CALIFORNIA
CPL AIR CORPS
WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: truchasnm
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3575713
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Jack W Fox (15 May 1920–7 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3575713, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .