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PFC William Gerard “Jerry” Fraser, Jr

PFC William Gerard “Jerry” Fraser, Jr

Birth
Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Dec 1945 (aged 26)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56749017 · View Source
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PVT USAAF WWII MIA-KIA
ASN 20815917
43rd BG, 64th B Sq
Gunner/Armorer

He was the son of William Gerard Fraser, Sr and Ruth Shaw Fraser of San Antonio Bexar Co TX. He had brothers Herbemont Shaw 'Monte' Fraser, US Navy WWII, and Bruce Alister Fraser, US Army WWII, and a sister, Ruth Shaw (Fraser) Lehman.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1938. He attended Texas A&M College in order to report for duty with the 36th Infantry Division at Camp Bowie in 1940. He was later transferred to the US Army Air Corps.

During at least two raids, 18 November and 14 December 1942, he was awarded the Silver Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for gallantry in action. Upon his death, he was awarded the Citation of Honor and the Purple Heart.


The crew disappeared in New Britain, Papua New Guinea and are listed here in the virtual cemetery for B-17F #41-24458



Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.

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  • Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56749017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William Gerard “Jerry” Fraser, Jr (15 May 1919–12 Dec 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56749017, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by B24CoPilotNiece (contributor 47391745) .