Sgt Arthur Milton Jackson

Sgt Arthur Milton Jackson

Birth
New York, USA
Death 25 Jan 1944 (aged 31–32)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until April 12, 1945.

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Arthur served as a Sergeant & Observer on B-17F # 42-30379, 16th Squadron, 68th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cayuga County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 9, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17F # 42-30379 took off, with a crew of 13, from Foch Field, Tunisia on a Reconnaissance mission along the coast of Naples, Italy. They never returned to base and are assumed to have either been shot down or crashed in the Mediterranean Sea for an unknown reason during the war.

Arthur was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32311505

Brother of 2nd. Lt. Helen P. Jackson who worked at the Halloran General Hospital, Willowbrook, New York.

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Airmen who perished on B-17F # 42-30379:

Becker, Erle B ~ Sgt, Observer, MS
Buck, Gordon ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CT
Conyers, Glen W, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, CA
Corbus, Albert C ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MO
Gray, Lawrence B ~ 1st Lt, Observer, CT
Jackson, Arthur M ~ Sgt, Observer, NY
Jordan, George W ~ Capt, Pilot, IL
Justice, Hyle C ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Mann, Irving ~ Sgt, Observer, NY
Riker, George E ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, WA
Trenca, Joseph D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Webb, Frederick W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Young, Edward M, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56247884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Arthur Milton Jackson (1912–25 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56247884, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .