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SSGT Chester J Mayo

SSGT Chester J Mayo

Birth
Death 29 May 1943 (aged 27)
Saint-Malo, Departement d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 11
Memorial ID 42523671 · View Source
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Waist Gunner aboard B-17F Flying Fortress
#42-5858.

The airplane was battle damaged by German
flak over France, and loss control, veered up
and struck the underside of B-17 #42-29709.

Chester and two other crew members were
Killed In Action. Eight parachuted out. Six
were captured and became POWs. Two evaded
capture. One crew member parachuted out of
42-29709, and was taken POW. That ship
successfully returned to base in Framlingham,
England.

Also KIA were:

1st Lt. Lawrence D Clark, Pilot
Flt. Off. Yngvar S Berntzen, Co-Pilot


Inscription

SSGT, 336 AAF BOMB SQ, 95 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Missouri; ASN 37187732

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  • Created by: Eric Kreft
  • Added: 29 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42523671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Chester J Mayo (30 Oct 1915–29 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42523671, citing Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematory, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Eric Kreft (contributor 46843358) .