|Pilot 1st Lt Jack L. Russell, O-672214 (MIA / KIA) OH
MIA April 17, 1945
Russell was awarded Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
On February 19, 1944 assigned to the 312th Bombardment Group, 388th Bombardment Squadron. with tail letter X. No known nose art or nickname.
On September 14, 1944 this A-20 suffered a landing accident at Hollandia Airfield. Afterwards, transfered to the 27th Air Depot, 93rd Service Squadron.
On April 17, 1945 this A-20 went missing between Rockhampton and Cairns, likely crashed near Cairns.
Russell was declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of missing at Manila American Cemetery. He also has a memorial marker at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH at section M, plot 8
Missing Air Crew Report 14466 (MACR 14466)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Jack L. Russell
FindAGrave - 1Lt Jack L Russell (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Jack L Russell (memorial marker photo)
Rampage of the Roarin' 20's page 360
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January 5, 2018