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1LT Jess A Watson

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1LT Jess A Watson Veteran

Birth
McCurtain County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
29 Nov 1943 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Add to Map
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Co-Pilot of B-26 41-31697 piloted by Major Walter J. Ives. Plane iced up over the Channel and Lt Watson made a decision to bail out without authorization of the pilot. The plane returned to England without any other problems.

According to the crew the pilot never gave a bail-out order and the co-pilot decided to leave the plane on his own accord, taking SSGT Christley with him.
Co-Pilot of B-26 41-31697 piloted by Major Walter J. Ives. Plane iced up over the Channel and Lt Watson made a decision to bail out without authorization of the pilot. The plane returned to England without any other problems.

According to the crew the pilot never gave a bail-out order and the co-pilot decided to leave the plane on his own accord, taking SSGT Christley with him.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Oklahoma.



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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56651239/jess_a-watson: accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Jess A Watson (1915–29 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56651239, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828).