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Sgt James J. Jolley Jr.

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Sgt James J. Jolley Jr.

Birth
Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Mar 1945 (aged 20)
Goincourt, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Block A, Row 8, Grave 29
Memorial ID 56373324 View Source
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He was killed on 18 Mar 1945 in the territory of the municipality of Goincourt during a terrible tragedy. That day, a few moment after takeoff from the airbase of Beauvais-Tillé for a mission over Germany, the B-26 "Marauder" in which he was flying crashed, caught by the blast of the explosion of two other "Marauders" which collided whilst getting into formation. This dramatic catastrophe immediately resulted in the death of the crews of the three bombers. Miraculously, only the leading pilot of the Squadron, 1st Lt. Alex O. Cordes, survived.


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SGT
451 BOMB SQ
322 BOMB GP (M)
ALABAMA


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  • Maintained by: Jeff Gravatt
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56373324
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56373324/james-j-jolley : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt James J. Jolley Jr. (29 Dec 1924–18 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56373324, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Jeff Gravatt (contributor 46626182) .