Mayes, John Bernard, Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 97th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1942
First Lieutenant

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newberry, South Carolina
Last Address
Tafaraoui Airfield, Algeria

Casualty Date
Dec 18, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Tunisia
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Rosemont Cemetery - Newberry, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
342nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy97th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 342nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 97th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Egypt-Libya Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
 Colleges Attended 
CitadelEmory University
  1936-1937, Citadel
  1937-1941, Emory University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1942, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the co-pilot of a B-17 that was shot down by enemy fire over Bizerte Harbor, Tunisia. He and 3 other crewmembers were killed when the aircraft crash landed near El Kef, Tunisia.
   
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