SSgt Theodore Jerome Judd, Jr

SSgt Theodore Jerome Judd, Jr

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56364506 · View Source
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Theodore served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer on B-24H #41-28951, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Michigan prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 20, 1941, prior to the war, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a welder and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24H #41-28951 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24J #42-109844 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Theodore was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 36114847

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28951:

Castillo, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Hoffman, Richard A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Judd, Theodore J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MI
Kedzierski, Thaddeus ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Kilgore, Harry N, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Meyers, Marvin ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV
Roland, Francis K ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KS
Walker, Donald J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CA
Whitacre, Glenn M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844 see:

Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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S SGT 514 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) MICH


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56364506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Theodore Jerome Judd, Jr (1919–8 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56364506, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .