Chavis, John Henry, 2nd Lt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Raleigh, North Carolina
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Feb 16, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Tuskegee AirmenWorld War II Fallen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight School99th Fighter Squadron332nd Fighter Group
  1942-1943, US Army (USA)
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 99th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1943-1944, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He disappeared in thick clouds soon after take-off going on a bomber escort mission to Munich, Germany. His remains were not recovered; he is memorialized in Italy.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/article_1864a17c-5e3f-11df-9925-00127992bc8b.html
http://www.abmc.gov/node/529424#.VsIfgzZzJcY
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56361938
https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=76040
https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
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