Jack Lloyd Phelps was returned from Follonica, Italy. Buried together with Cpl. Francis R. Ellis, Sgt. Daniel R. Smith and 2nd Lt. Allen E. Wingrove at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Aircraft B-26C with serialnumber 42-64599 departed from Gaudo Airdrome on a bombing mission to Viterbo Airdrome in Italy. The aircraft was hit by flak

Pilot, 2nd Lt. Fenton M. Dalley
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt. James E. Kelley
Bombardier, 2nd Lt. Allen E. Wingrove
Engineer / Gunner, Cpl. Francis R. Ellis
Radio Operator / Gunner, S/Sgt. Jack L. Phelps
Turret Gunner, Sgt. Daniel R. Smith.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 3 June 1945
A memorial service for Staff Sgt. Jack L. Phelps, of the Army Air Corps, will be held at First Baptist Church. The Air Medal will be presented his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Phelps, by a representative of the Asheville office. Sgt. Phelps, 21, was with TVA a short time before volunteering for the Army on May 6, 1942. He was in the crew of a bomber which was damaged while bombing an air field in Central Italy on April 14, 1944. The bomber crashed killing all of the crew. Burial was in an American cemetery in Italy, bordering the Mediterranean. Besides his parents, Sgt. Phelps is survived by a sister, Miss Sara Jane Phelps, and a brother, Robert Housley Phelps, Route 1, Maryville.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 June 1923
  • Date of death: 14 April 1944
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 447th Bombardment Squadron, 321nd Bomber group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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