Jewel Carroll Maddox was born in Sale Creek, TN to John Marion “Coofer John” Maddox and Anna “Annie” Keith.

He served with the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group H, which flew B-17’s out of Bassingbourne, England. He died on 29 March 1944 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-97246 was on a bombardment mission to Brunswick, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by enemy fighters over the target. Two men were killed by enemy fire. Five crewmembers bailed out and survived. The remaining three crew members, including T/Sgt Jewel Maddox, were killed in the crash. Location of the crash, Neuenkirchen (district Osterholz-Scharmbeck). T/Sgt Maddox was initially interred at the Ehrenfriedhof Osterholz in Bremen together with 3 other crewmembers.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Julius D.C. Anderson
1st Lt James A. Graham
1st Lt Joe G. Stuart
2nd Lt Frank J. Gubernat Jr.
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Jewel C. Maddox
Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Aldrich A. Seeley
Right Waist Gunner, Sgt Martin Goldberg
S/Sgt Charles E. Clark
T/Sgt Andrew Beluschak
S/Sgt Joseph B. Brennan

For a tribute to him by Rexford Alexander, see,%20jewel.htm

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 June 1922
  • Date of death: 29 March 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Sale Creek
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 401st Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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