Jett, Edsel A., TSgt Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0911-Airplane Armorer
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Last Unit
1943-1943, M 0911, 324th Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Taylor, Texas
Last Address
Fardjouna Airfield, Tunisia

Date of Passing
Jul 27, 1943
 
Location of Interment
Taylor City Cemetery - Taylor, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Third Addition, Section 6

 Official Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Unofficial Badges 




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

TSgt. Jett enlisted at Fort Sam Houston, on 18 January 1941.

On July 27, 1943, while at the beach, Tech Sergeant Edsel A. Jett was caught in the undertow and drowned while trying to save another man.

   
Other Comments:
Source:   
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19461332
Book: "Red Tails, Black Wings", The Men of America's Black Air Force, by John B. Holway, Yucca Tree Press, 1997, p93.
Book: "A-Train", Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, by Lt. Col. Charles W. Dryden (USAF, Ret.), The University of Alabama Press, 1997, p141.
   
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