SSGT Elarey Jairus Isham, Jr

SSGT Elarey Jairus Isham, Jr

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 22 Jul 1943 (aged 21)
Provincia di Foggia, Puglia, Italy
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 79 Site 496f
Memorial ID 44087941 · View Source
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Son of Elarey Jairus Isham, Sr. and Maud Victoria (Clogston). Brother of Doris E., Elizabeth C., Josephine M., and Elbert H. Isham.

Interment was not until 30 NOV 1949.
Additional info was contributed by Russ Pickett on 26 Dec 2013:

Elarey served as a Staff Sergeant & Assistant Engineer on B-17F (#42-30119), 346th Bomber Squadron, 99th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on May 14, 1942 in Rutland, Vermont. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

Elarey was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on November 30, 1949.

Service # 11056155

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  • Created by: Donna Blair
  • Added: 8 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44087941
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Elarey Jairus Isham, Jr (15 May 1922–22 Jul 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44087941, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Donna Blair (contributor 46869393) .