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SSGT Waymon Earl Steakley

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SSGT Waymon Earl Steakley Veteran

Birth
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death
13 Apr 1944 (aged 23)
Burial
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Add to Map
Plot
SECTION 79 SITE 254-256
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Waymon served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-24 (#41-28675), 759th Bomber Squadron, 459th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forced during World War II.

He resided in Madison County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 24, 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a routemen and also as Married.

He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on December 1, 1943.

Waymon was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Mostar, Yogoslavia during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service ID: 34392392.
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Airmen who perished on B-24 (#41-28675):

Blankenship, Joe W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Kentucky ~ KIA
Cowart, Hugh D ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Georgia ~ KIA
Evans, Benjamin E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Georgia ~ DOW
Foley, Kenneth H ~ T/Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, Oregon ~ KIA
Magrath, Kenneth ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts ~ KIA
Manuel, James W ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Louisiana ~ KIA
Steakley, Waymon E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Alabama ~ KIA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Waymon served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-24 (#41-28675), 759th Bomber Squadron, 459th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forced during World War II.

He resided in Madison County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 24, 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a routemen and also as Married.

He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on December 1, 1943.

Waymon was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by enemy flak and crashed near Mostar, Yogoslavia during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service ID: 34392392.
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Airmen who perished on B-24 (#41-28675):

Blankenship, Joe W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Kentucky ~ KIA
Cowart, Hugh D ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Georgia ~ KIA
Evans, Benjamin E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Georgia ~ DOW
Foley, Kenneth H ~ T/Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, Oregon ~ KIA
Magrath, Kenneth ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts ~ KIA
Manuel, James W ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Louisiana ~ KIA
Steakley, Waymon E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Alabama ~ KIA

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

Inscription

SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details

He was originally interred in Italy and was later repatriated here on April 26, 1950.




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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: Jul 28, 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39983851/waymon_earl-steakley: accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Waymon Earl Steakley (22 Jan 1921–13 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 39983851, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366).