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Justus, S/Sgt. Alexander Jr.

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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 a helper on a 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 Luftwaffe
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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