Justus_A

 

S/Sgt. Alexander Justus Jr.


Born: 16 February 1918 - Maywood, Illinois

Parents: Alexander Justus Sr. & Lydia Schaefer-Justus

Siblings: Younger sister, Mary, apparently died as a child

Home:

    - 119 South Fourteenth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - St. Paul Lutheran School, Melrose Park

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1936

    - University of Illinois

Occupation: worked as helper on beer truck

Inducted:

    - 23 February 1942 - Camp Grant, Illinois

        -U.S. Army Air Corps

Serial Number: 36321198

Training: 

    - Sheppard Field, Texas

Unit: 331st Bomb Squadron, 94th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force

Squadron Call Sign: "Agmer"

Stationed:

     - MacDill Field, Florida - 15 June 1942
    - Pendleton Field, Oregon, - 1 July 1942
    - Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona - August 1942
    - Biggs Field, Texas - 1 November 1942

     - Pueblo Army Airfield, Colorado - January - April 1943

        - safely bailed out of a B-17 that had developed engine problems and crashed  

Overseas:

     - Bassingbourn Airfield, England - April 1943 - May 1943
    - Earls Colne Airfield, England - May 1943 - 12 June 1943

   -  Bury Airfield - Saint Edmunds, England - 13 June 1943

Engagements:

    - bombing missions over Germany

    - 13 June 1943 - Kiel, Germany - attacked U-Boat yards

    - over 20 B17s lost 

        - attacked heavily by Luftwaffle

Missing in Action:

    - 13 June 1943

Memorial: 

   - Wall of the Missing

        - Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Air Medal


 

 

 

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