Palmer, John M., S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF 940-Aerial Photographer-Gunner
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF 940, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Staff Sergeant



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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1912
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Davidson County, Tennessee
Last Address
B-17G "Miss Behaven"

Casualty Date
Jun 10, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Mediterranean Sea
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


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AAF Aircrew Badge

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USAAF 15th Army Air Force
  1943-1944, AAF 940, USAAF 15th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
John served as a Staff Sergeant on B-17G "Miss Behaven" (#42-37997), 775th Bomber Squadron, 463rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Davidson County, Tennessee prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 5, 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. He was noted as being employed in the production of synthetic fiber and processing of chemicals and other materials and also as Married.

John was declared "Missing In Action" along with the entire crew of his B-17 near Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 34710977

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