St.Jean

 

 2nd Lt. David Ward St. Jean


Born: 20 September 1922

Parents: Oscar E. St. Jean & Grace Ward-St. Jean

Siblings: 1 sister
Nickname: Ward

Home:

    - 1809 South Ninth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

    - University of Chicago

        - left after two years

Employed: Chicago Title and Trust Company

Inducted:

    - February 1943

Serial Number: O&831010

Training: 

    - Maxwell Army Airfield, Alabama - August 1943

        - aviation cadet 

    - University of Tennessee

    - Stuttgard Army Airfield,  Stuttgard, Arkansas

       - commissioned: Second Lieutenant - 1 June 1944

Unit: 39th Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, 5th Air Force

    - Nickname: Jungle Skippers

Engagements:

    - Battle of the Philippines

Killed in Action:

    - 27 April 1945

        - at 1500 feet his C-47 was rammed by Japanese plane resulting in the plane's

          tail being cut off 

Buried: 

   - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

        - Plot: F  Row: 10  Grave:  103

Medals:

    - Purple Heart







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