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F/O Harold Benton Jeffers

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F/O Harold Benton Jeffers

Birth
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death
21 Dec 1942 (aged 23)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sec: 6, Site: 8754 N H
Memorial ID
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Harold served as a Flight Officer on AT-11 ~ #41-27679, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 12, 1941, prior to the war, in Washington, D.C. He was noted as being employed as an Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

AT-11 #41-27679 crashed, during training, two and a half miles south-west of Waco Aux. Army Airfield, Texas during the war.

Harold died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.

Service # T-185245

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Airmen who perished on AT-11 ~ #41-27679 :
Giles, Harry D. ~ 2nd Lt, AZ
Jeffers, Harold B. ~ F/O, MD
Venzke, William F. ~ F/O, MD

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Harold Jeffers Dies in Crash
The Frederick Post (MD) - December 28, 1942

Flight Office Harold Benton Jeffers, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Jeffers, near Barnesville, was one of three officers killed Monday night when a training plane crashed to earth shortly after its takeoff from the Army flying school field near Waco, Texas it was announced Tuesday.

His family was officially advised of the fatal accident without details and his body will be brought to the funeral home in Barnesville, where arrangements will be announced by William B. Hilton, funeral director.

A native of McCoole, Allegany County, Flight Officer Jeffers received his education in the public schools at Barnesville and Poolesville, before going to the University of Maryland, from which he received a degree in June, 1941. He won his Army Air Force wings last October 10 at Lubbock Field, Texas.

He enlisted in the Air Corps on September 15, 1941 and successively completed instruction at Shefford Kelly and Stanford Fields before completing his schooling at Lubbock Field. He had previously received his basic military training at Fort George G. Meade.

Members of his family were briefly advised that he was one of the victims of the accident, which occurred on routine flight at Midland Field.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Richard, Donald, Paul, Helen, Mark Jr. and Gene Jeffers, all at home.
Harold served as a Flight Officer on AT-11 ~ #41-27679, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 12, 1941, prior to the war, in Washington, D.C. He was noted as being employed as an Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

AT-11 #41-27679 crashed, during training, two and a half miles south-west of Waco Aux. Army Airfield, Texas during the war.

Harold died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.

Service # T-185245

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Airmen who perished on AT-11 ~ #41-27679 :
Giles, Harry D. ~ 2nd Lt, AZ
Jeffers, Harold B. ~ F/O, MD
Venzke, William F. ~ F/O, MD

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Harold Jeffers Dies in Crash
The Frederick Post (MD) - December 28, 1942

Flight Office Harold Benton Jeffers, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Jeffers, near Barnesville, was one of three officers killed Monday night when a training plane crashed to earth shortly after its takeoff from the Army flying school field near Waco, Texas it was announced Tuesday.

His family was officially advised of the fatal accident without details and his body will be brought to the funeral home in Barnesville, where arrangements will be announced by William B. Hilton, funeral director.

A native of McCoole, Allegany County, Flight Officer Jeffers received his education in the public schools at Barnesville and Poolesville, before going to the University of Maryland, from which he received a degree in June, 1941. He won his Army Air Force wings last October 10 at Lubbock Field, Texas.

He enlisted in the Air Corps on September 15, 1941 and successively completed instruction at Shefford Kelly and Stanford Fields before completing his schooling at Lubbock Field. He had previously received his basic military training at Fort George G. Meade.

Members of his family were briefly advised that he was one of the victims of the accident, which occurred on routine flight at Midland Field.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Richard, Donald, Paul, Helen, Mark Jr. and Gene Jeffers, all at home.

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