Sgt Jewel A Rivers

Sgt Jewel A Rivers

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 19 Nov 1944 (aged 25–26)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Memorial ID 56777369 · View Source
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Husband of Mildred C. Rivers who resided in Whatley, Alabama.

Jewel serve as a Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-24J #44-41258, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Clarke County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 29, 1943 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Married.

B-24J #44-41258 took off, with a crew of 10, from Mokmer Airfield, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia on a strike mission over Libby Airfield, Mindanao, Philippines.

B-24J #44-41258 was last seen near the target but was not seen again and did not return to base. The entire crew was lost on this mission.

Jewel was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 34916756

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-41258:

Boettcher, James E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, WI
Clark, Louis D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CA
Cunningham, John R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WI
Gibson, Robert J ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Heerey, James T ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Marino, Philip J ~ Sgt, Nose Gunner, LA
Millner, William M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Rivers, Jewel A ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, AL
Tata, Ambrozio B ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Wachal, Gerald J ~ FO, Navigator, IA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56777369
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Jewel A Rivers (1918–19 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56777369, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .