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Irving Jr. Jesse T.

Name:
Jesse T. Irving Jr.
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
34175007
Unit:
407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-01-29
State:
North Carolina
Cemetery:
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Net
Plot:
P
Row:
19
Grave:
15
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

SSgt Jesse T. Irving Jr., top gunner of the B-17 42-30711 "Fertile Turtle Myrtle", took off from station 109 Podington, Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Frankfurt. The plane was hit by flak, causing the crew to bail out, but Lt Friedrich Lange of 6./JG26 finished them off at 1241, killing 8 crewmen, including Irving.