Jaris E. Tankersley

Recent Address: Coal City, WV
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Family Info: Wife: Dorothy
Hometown: Montcalm, WV
Date Entered Service: June 12, 1944
Service Number: 15174498
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
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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: 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: Amarillo Air Force Base, Buckingham Army Air Force Base, MacDill Field
MOS: Tail Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: April 12, 1946
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