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  MEADORS, Joe Hutchinson, Jr.

Rank:

2nd Lieutenant

 

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army Air Corps (AAF)

Serial Number:

O-432975

Group:

22nd Bomb Group

Squadron:

33rd Bomb Squadron

Plane:

B-26 Marauder, #40-1473

Function:

Bombardier

Status:

Died in plane crash

Date of death:

April 21, 1942

Place of death:

near Townsville, Australia

Age at death:

27

Awards:

Not available

Burial 1:

US Military Cemetery, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Burial 2:

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Grave number:

Cenotaph:

Evergreen Cemetery
Dillon County, South Carolina

Born:

May 26, 1914

Hometown:

Dillon, South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Joe Hutchinson Meadors, Sr. (1888 - 1969
Earle Bethea Meadors (1884 - 1972)

Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:

Additional information:

Graduated from Clemson College (Class of 1935). The B-26 Marauder crashed and exploded after takeoff from Garbutt Airfield in Townsville, Queensland, Australia; all eight crew members were killed. The pilot of the Marauder was 1st Lt. Louis A. Almeida, of Pennsylvania, who only two days previously had flown his first mission, when the 22nd Bomb Group launched its second air raid against the Japanese at Rabaul.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: Dillon County War Memorial, NARA World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing (1946), American Battle Monuments Commission, cenotaph, The Dillon Herald (April 30, 1942 issue), Clemson University, Australia @ War

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