Sgt Jack Luther Boyd Jr.

Sgt Jack Luther Boyd Jr.

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 3 Jan 1945 (aged 22–23)
Northern Islands, Northern Mariana Islands
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 7
Memorial ID 56116036 · View Source
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Jack served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-29 #42-24748, 875th Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Stark County, Ohio prior to the war.

B-29 #42-24748, along with 56 other B-29's, took off from Saipan airfield on a bombing mission to bomb port facilities and urban areas in the Nagoya, Japan region and some other alternate targets.

Jack was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-29, returning from a bombing mission against the port facilities and urban areas of Nagoya, crashed for unknown reasons on Anatahan Island during the war.

This B-29 was on it's first mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Jack's remains were the only ones not recovered from this flight. He also has a "Cenotaph" in the Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, Ohio.
" Click Here " for that record.

Service # 35389480

There were 5 B-29's lost on this mission.

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Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-24748:

Boyd, Jack L ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
Burns, John E ~ Sgt, Radar Operator, NJ
Haynes, Paul M ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Hurwitz, Julius N ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OH
King, Howard G ~ 2nd Lt, Engineer, CA
Merriwether, James O ~ Sgt, CFC, AL
Quinn, John P ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY
Stickney, Richard C, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MA
Thompson, Richard F ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Winslow, Langdon G ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, ID
Zeone, Edward M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA

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

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The other four B-29's lost on this mission:

For #42-24660 ~ See:
Perriman, Otis L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot

For #42-24626 ~ See:
Lawson, John W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot

For #42-24766 ~ See:
Aitken, Glendon M ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier

For #42-63418 ~ See:
Barnes, Harold C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56116036
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Jack Luther Boyd Jr. (1922–3 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56116036, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .