Jackson, Tenvil H., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1054-Co-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 1054, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
418th Bomb Squadron
Thorpe-Abbots, United Kingdom

Casualty Date
Dec 22, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
North Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)100th Bombardment Group, Heavy418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1941-1943, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1054, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1054, 418th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Tenvil Howard Jackson was born in Oklahoma on March 16, 1919. His parents were Lewie and Eula Mae Dafton Jackson. The US Census 1930 has listed the family as residing in Poarch, Oklahoma.

Jackson was drafted and inducted into military service on January 29, 1951 in Oklahoma City. His enlistment forms show he had completed 4 years of high school, and was employed as a semi-skilled warehouseman.

He was assigned to the Army Air Forces, and selected for flight duty. He was trained as a pilot, and was commissioned and awarded wings. He was sent for transitional training on multi-engine aircraft, and assigned to a crew in training status as a co-pilot. The crew moved to England, arriving there on November 25, 1943. This crew was dispatched on 2 combat missions.

On December 22, 1943, this crew flew as a spare aircraft on a mission against war facilities located at Munster, Germany. It is not known which group or squadron they flew in support of; the aircraft merely vanished, presumably it crashed into the North Sea. One crewman's body was recovered, but no others. All other crew are remembered on the Walls of the Missing in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England.

In addition, there is a memory stone for Lt Jackson in the Carter Cemetery in Carter, Oklahoma.

US Census 1930
NARA Enlistment Records


Lt Tenvil H. Jackson was performing duty as the co-pilot on B-17G # 42-31071, named "Dorhelcia," assigned to the 418th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 1705 was issued but contains no details of the loss. It merely states the aircraft was lost. Crew rosters show the crew consisted of:

2 Lt Thomas F. Goupill, Jr.  p
2 Lt Tenvil H. Jackson  c-p
2 Lt Gus J. Mink  nav
2 Lt Ralph Barker, Jr.  bomb
SSgt Charles R. Gallagher  eng/tt gun
SSgt Robert E. Ramsay  r/o
Sgt  George J. Brassell  btg
Sgt  Edward R. Csech  wg
Sgt  James G. McLamb  wg
Sgt  Fred Thompson  tail gun

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

Sgt Brassell (from the Atchinson crew) replaced Sgt Russell L. Abel (original crew) for this mission.

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