Entered the service from Arkansas.
B-17 Ball turret gunner assigned to 359th Bomb Sqn, 303rd Bomb Grp, 8th AF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Aircrew Report 2863 - Awarded Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart posthumously.