New England Air Museum
Jaris E. Tankersley
Recent Address:   Coal City, WV
Family Information:   Wife: Dorothy
Hometown:   Montcalm, WV
Date Entered Service:   June 12, 1944
Service Number:   15174498
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   792nd
Location of Unit:   Tinian
Missions Flown:   First mission - July 4th 1945. Overall flew 8 1/2 missions - the 1/2 mission was the result of being in enemy territory and dropping all of their bombs due to engine trouble and then returning to base.
Hump Missions Flown:    
Victory Medal WWII, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater with 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Air Medal with 1 Bronze Cluster.
Service Schools Attended:  
Amarillo Air Force Base, Buckingham Army Air Force Base, MacDill Field
Military Specialty(ies):   Tail Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
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Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   April 12, 1946
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