|Captain Jean A. Jack pilot of B-17F 41-24538
Born January 7, 1915 in Tekamah, Nebraska. Entered the military through Army ROTC. Being a Nebraska boy, his first assignment was to be in charge of the horses used by the 80th Field Artillery at Fort Des Moines Army Base. Jean was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery in 1941, and graduated from the U.S. Air Corps Flying School in 1942. After the war, Jean retied as a full Colonel serving in the United States Air Force for over 28 years before retiring in 1968. His service record as a command pilot contained more than 4,600 hours of military flying time and 67 active combat missions, for which he received numerous military awards, including the Purple Heart. Jack passed away May 18, 2006.
Credit: via Jean A. Jack Interview Date: 1942
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