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Elton D. Jukes, 381st Bomb Group.



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...


  • Elton Jukes

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Co-pilot, Manchester crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 42-29941 'Tarfu'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 884. The aircraft was on fire and exploded, splitting the ship in half at the ball turret. Killed in...


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03 July 2020 08:23:31 general ira snapsorter Created entry with unit associations and person associations

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Original upload from Allison Church - user
My grandmother, Mary Jukes Windham, was married to Elton Jukes prior to wedding my grandfather. They had a son whom she named after him. Elton was KIA less a month before he was born. Their son was my mom's half brother. Both he and my grandmother have since passed away. I stumbled across this website and wanted to add a picture of Elton since there wasn't one. My mom found three pictures of him in my grandmother's things, but this seemed to be the best one. I know little about his life, but thanks to your website and some others, I am learning a little more. Thank you