New England Air Museum
Jaris E. Tankersley
 
Recent Address:   Coal City, WV
 
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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.
 
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Awards/Decorations:  
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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