Frederick Stuart Jennings was born on 27 February 1919 at Catawba County, North Carolina, the son of Forest Preston Jennings and Frances Markwood “Fanny” Piper. He Died non Battle in an airplane crash at Almagordo, New Mexico.

Frederick Jennings enlisted on 2 April at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Private.

Alamogordo, March 4 – Eight men were killed last night in the crash of an army bomber a few miles north of the Alamogordo air Base, Lieut. W.G. Zelt, Jr., public relations officer of the base announced today.
Lieutenant Zelt said the plane was on a routine training flight. An army board is investigating the crash he said. The dead:
Second Lieut. Thomas N. La Pai, Westfield, N.J.
Second Lieut. Richard S. Browne, San Francisco
Second Lieut. William F. Hoffman, Woodhaven, Conn.
Second Lieut. Leonard L. Taix, San Francisco
Staff Sgt. Frederick S. Jennings, Elizabethon, Tenn.
Staff Sgt. William A. Lonnevik, Valley, Wash.
Staff Sgt. William E. Luchowski, Chicago
Staff Sgt. Louis J. Fontana, South Boston, Mass

The Elizabethton Star, 4 March 1943
Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Jennings, 612 Maple Street, received word yesterday of the death of their son, Staff Sergeant Frederick S. Jennings, who died in an airplane crash march 2 at Almagordo, New Mexico. Sergeant Jennings, age 26, had been in the Army since March 7, 1942. He was a member of the East Side Baptist Church.
Survivors are his parents; five sisters, Margaret, Barbara, Frances, Virginia and Mrs. Paul Campbell; four brothers, Winston, James Preston, David, all of Elizabethton; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Piper of Harrisburg, Oregon; Paternal grandfather, Dr. R.D. Jennings, of Banner Elk, N.C.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 February 1919
  • Date of death: 2 March 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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