Sewart, Allan Jackson, Jr., Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Primary Unit
1941-1942, AAF MOS 1091, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1937 - 1942
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Major

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cameron County, Texas
Last Address
Luganville Airfield, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides

Casualty Date
Nov 18, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
26th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1060, 26th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1091, 11th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1941-1942, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed during a bombing mission over the Solomon Islands. The former Sewart AFB, Smyrna, TN was named for him.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Allan J. Sewart, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-17 Heavy Bomber in the 26th Bombardment Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group (H), THIRTEENTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 12 October 1942, against enemy targets in the Southwest Pacific Area of Operations. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Major Sewart on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 13th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, General Orders No. 12 (1943)

Action Date: 12-Oct-42

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major

Company: 26th Bombardment Squadron

Regiment: 11th Bombardment Group (H)

Division: 13th Air Force
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-24531.html



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56750353/allan-j-sewart



https://www.abmc.gov/node/522544#.WzR8ty3GxOI 



http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=354988



https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/32764 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewart_Air_Force_Base


   
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