Hobson Anderson Pearson was born on 1 February 1924 at Harrison, Tennessee, son of Jesse Byrd Pearson and Letha Kizzier Richey.
Died non Battle 26 April 1943 at
S/Sgt Pearson died ten miles northeast of Ballinger, Texas of injuries caused by an airplane crash.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 1 May 1943
The body of Staff Sgt. Hobson A. Pearson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Pearson, Ooltewah, Tenn., and member of the army air forces of Clovis, N.M., who was killed in a bomber crash Tuesday at Ballinger, Tenn., arrived in Chattanooga early this morning. Sgt. Pearson was graduated from the Ootewah High School in 1942. He had received the State Farmer degree in Future Farmers of America. At the time he enlisted in the army in September, 1942, he was employed at the Hamilton National Bank, Main Street Branch. He was graduated Dec. 8, 1942 from the army air forces gunnery school at Tyndall Field, Fla., and would have graduated yesterday from his third phase of bomber training at Clovis.
Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah M. DeFriese of Chattanooga, Misses Mary V. and Eddie Irene Pearson of Ooltewah; two brothers, Sgt. J. Atlee Pearson of the U.S. Army and Jerry Bob Pearson of Ooltewah, and grandfather J.C. Ritchey.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 1 February 1924
- Date of death: 26 April 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Ooltewah
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 302nd Bomber Group, 356th Bomber Squadron
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Ooltewah Cemetery, Ooltewah, Hamilton County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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