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SSGT William L Jackson

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SSGT William L Jackson

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death
11 Apr 1944 (aged 26–27)
Germany
Burial
Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot
SECTION 84 SITE 21-23
Memorial ID
40055181 View Source

Husband of Jewell L. Jackson who resided in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

William served as a Staff Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-24H #41-29423, 786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 18, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Married.

B-24H #41-29423 took off from Attlebridge, England on a bombing mission over Oschersleben, Germany. They were attacked by German fighter planes which damaged the #1 engine causing them to crash in Germany during the war. One parachute was seen leaving the B-24.

William was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on April 3, 1951.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33240758

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldiers & sailors were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29423:

Charbonneau, Paul E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CA
Fike, David S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Fountain, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Foushee, William C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Jackson, William L ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Kern, Edward D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Martinson, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MT
Ott, Robert A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NE
Sullivan, Monte V ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, GA

Airmen who survived from B-24H #41-29423:
Simpson, Robert S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator

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For other airmen on same headstone see:

Mason, Marney T, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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Husband of Jewell L. Jackson who resided in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

William served as a Staff Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-24H #41-29423, 786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 18, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Married.

B-24H #41-29423 took off from Attlebridge, England on a bombing mission over Oschersleben, Germany. They were attacked by German fighter planes which damaged the #1 engine causing them to crash in Germany during the war. One parachute was seen leaving the B-24.

William was "Killed In Action" on this mission.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on April 3, 1951.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33240758

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldiers & sailors were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29423:

Charbonneau, Paul E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CA
Fike, David S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Fountain, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN
Foushee, William C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Jackson, William L ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Kern, Edward D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Martinson, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MT
Ott, Robert A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NE
Sullivan, Monte V ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, GA

Airmen who survived from B-24H #41-29423:
Simpson, Robert S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

For other airmen on same headstone see:

Mason, Marney T, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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

Special thanks to:
ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!

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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 30 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 40055181
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40055181/william-l-jackson: accessed ), memorial page for SSGT William L Jackson (1917–11 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40055181, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .