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Justus, S/Sgt. A. 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 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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