Jesse Maupin was born on 16 June 1920, the son of William Seaton Maupin and Anna Gertrude Price.
Died 26 November 1943

Second Lieutenant
577th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group

Aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-7493, nickname Gregory the Great, was on a bombardment mission to Bremen in Germany. They crashed at 1217 hrs, 200 meters West of Friedriechskoog-Spitze. 2nd Lt Maupin was initially buried on 1 December 1943 at Kronprinsenkoog Cemetery, Germany. Buried now at Blue Springs Cemetery, Cleveland, TN.

Pilot, 1st Lt Henry P. Bolick Jr.
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Heber J. Smith
Navigator, 2nd Lt Jesse C. Maupin
Bombardier, 2nd Lt William L. Yarbrough Jr.
Radio Operator, T/Sgt George L. Campbell Jr.
Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt William E. Love
Asst. Engineer/Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Svend A. Krogh
Asst. Radio Operator, S/Sgt John J. Klinchok
Armorer Gunner/Belly Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Dalton W. Harris
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt James D. Craig
Bombardier/Gunner, 2nd Lt Joseph J. Kelley

The Knoxville Journal, March 19, 1944
Cleveland man receives air medal – Col. C.C. Scott, Commander of William Northern Field, right, presents William S. Maupin of Cleveland, with the Air Medals awarded to his son, Second Lieut. Jesse C. Maupin, missing in action following a bombardment mission over Germany. The award, made by direction of the President, cited Lieut. Maupin of Exceptionnally meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight against the enemy.

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 June 1920
  • Date of death: 26 November 1943
  • County: Bradley
  • Hometown: Cleveland
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 577th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Blue Springs Cemetery, Cleveland, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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