Jack Dyer Huff was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Joel Dyer Huff and Cora Frytag Huff. He was the brother of Ozell Huff, Amelia Huff, and William B. Huff. William Huff also served during World War II in Europe

Member of U.S. Army Air Corps, 545th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group, Heavy
He is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England

Crew members on aircraft 44-6147
1st Lt Gerald P. Davis
T/Sgt Jack Dyer Huff
S/Sgt Arthur E. Allison
S/Sgt Carl Niemann
S/Sgt Cecil C. O’Neil
S/Sgt Raymond Pawlowski

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, July 22, 1944
Sgt. Jack D. Huff, engineer-gunner, was killed in England July 7, the War Department has informed the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel D. Huff, Woodlawn Pike, route 10. Sgt. Huff, who would have been 23 years old today, was a graduate of Young High School and attended the U-T. His father is assistant superintendent of mails at the Post Office here. The telegram does not say in what manner he was killed. The parents think it may have been by a robot bomb. Sgt. Huff had been on 23 missions over enemy territory. The parents had a letter from his yesterday, which was written July 7, two days before he was killed. He said he was all right, and all members of his crew were all right.
In addition to his parents, he leaves a brother, William V. Huff, Ordnance Corps, Camp Gruber, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Jess Pearman, Harriman and Mrs. Pierce Pease Jr., Knoxville.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 July 1921
  • Date of death: 7 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 545th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John R. Rossen, Jr.

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