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Sgt. Jonathan Samuel Land

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Sgt. Jonathan Samuel Land

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
3 Jan 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial
Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56349752 View Source

Jonathan, who resided at 1 Palmer Row, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, served as a Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17F #41-24526 " Leapin' Liz ", 303rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on November 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted as being employed in the printing business and as being Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when his bomber crashed in the Bay of Biscay at St. Nazaire, France during the war. His remains were not recovered.

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and three months at the time of his death and was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # 12012560

Son of Jonathan Dolbon Land and Anna Miller Land.

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #41-24526 :
Bouton, Paul, Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Brunnet, Arthur ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA
Clark, James B. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Hall, George F., Jr. ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, IA
Hoffman, Charles E. ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OK
Land, Jonathan S. ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, DE
Lusk, Don W., Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NM
Reino, Thomas J. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, DC
Rukes, Merlyn D. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Wilder, Leroy W. ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Jonathan, who resided at 1 Palmer Row, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, served as a Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17F #41-24526 " Leapin' Liz ", 303rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on November 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted as being employed in the printing business and as being Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" when his bomber crashed in the Bay of Biscay at St. Nazaire, France during the war. His remains were not recovered.

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and three months at the time of his death and was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # 12012560

Son of Jonathan Dolbon Land and Anna Miller Land.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-17F #41-24526 :
Bouton, Paul, Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Brunnet, Arthur ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA
Clark, James B. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OH
Hall, George F., Jr. ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, IA
Hoffman, Charles E. ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OK
Land, Jonathan S. ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, DE
Lusk, Don W., Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NM
Reino, Thomas J. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, DC
Rukes, Merlyn D. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Wilder, Leroy W. ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


Inscription

SGT 358 BOMB SQ 303 BOMB GP (H) DELAWARE

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56349752
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56349752/jonathan-samuel-land: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt. Jonathan Samuel Land (22 Jun 1920–3 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56349752, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .