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Sgt John A. Stark

Sgt John A. Stark

Birth
Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, USA
Death 19 Jul 1944 (aged 18–19)
Germany
Burial Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 80907461 · View Source
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Member of the Little crew #42-51190, flying Anne. Crewmembers were:

1Lt. John W. Little, Pilot, KIA
2Lt. William M. Hart, Jr, Co-Pilot.
2Lt. Nathaniel O. Zemelman, Navigator, KIA.
F.O. Charles D. Conklin, Jr., Bombardier, KIA.
TSgt. Gerald L. Younker, Radio Operator, KIA.
SSgt. Herbert I. Dolley, Ball Turret Gunner, KIA.
TSgt. Howard V. Bushey, Jr., Top Turret Gunner, KIA.
SSgt. John A. Stark, Tail Gunner, KIA.
TSgt. Paul O. Eshman, Gunner, KIA, and his hometown memorial.
SSgt. Edward P. Clements, Waist Gunner, KIA.
1Lt. Merrill Mayhall Blevins, Intel Officer.


Military Rites Here Sunday for Sgt. John A. Stark

Military honors are to be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday for SSgt. John A. Stark, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Stark of Gosnell, by the American Legion Dud Cason Post and the National Guard Unit, following rites at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. Carl Castleman, pastor of the Gosnell Baptist Church. The soldier's body is due to arrive with a military escort from New York Saturday. He was killed in Germany July 19, 1944, when he was 19. He was born in Pocahontas, but moved to this area at the age of two, and in January, 1943, enlisted in the United States Air Corps, and was overseas about a year before his death. He is survived by his parents, five brothers, Edward, Bernard, and Jack Stark, all of Gosnell, Herman Stark of State Springs, Miss., and James Stark of Odona Beach, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Norris of Odona Beach, and Mrs. Agnes Sweet of Gosnell. Burial will be at the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery, and the Cobb Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangments. (Blytheville Courier News, Blytheville, AR, Tuesday, July 26, 1949, p. 1, Col. 4) 


Inscription

JOHN A STARK
ARKANSAS
STAFF SGT 18 AAF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II
FEB 13 1924 - JULY 19 1944


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  • Created by: mokennehan
  • Added: 23 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80907461
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John A. Stark (1925–19 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80907461, citing Dogwood Cemetery, Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .