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Jack R Russell


Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107189 '7th Son', Killed in Action (KIA).

Purple Heart


Units served with


  • 42-107189 '7th Son'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-M] Snetterton 11/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Horace Duncan, Navigator: Garnett Nelson, Bombardier: Jack Russell, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Tulare, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944
Died 12 May 1944
Buried 6269 Margraten, Netherlands


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2020 21:58:25 jmoore43 Changes to awards

Added the awards mentioned on the Internment Form attached tto the person.

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 03:53:21 jmoore43 Changes to service number and highest rank

Added S/N and updated rank per the internment form attached to the individual.

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 22:01:32 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 12:01:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Burial details added

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4864 / MACR 4864; Snetterton Falcons, page 98 & 147 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database