Hubert Jarrell Reasoner

Sgt    18183085    614th
1924 - 1943

Ball Turret Gunner onboard 42-37770 (Flak Rat)


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     Hubert was born Sept 21, 1924, Childress, Texas.
     On Oct 30, 1942 he enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His first and last mission, Dec 31, 1943 ,Target: Cognac, the plane was attacked by enemy fighters from
     the rear and the plane went down.
     Unfortunately Hubert didn't survived this.

     He was awarded with a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1943, when Hubert died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :

         His father, Elmer Reasoner, age 50
         His mother Myrthe Reasoner, age 43
         His sister, Celestine reasoner, age 23
         His sister, Alma Reasoner, age 20

Individual casualty questionaire

Told by 1st LT Homer Ernest McDanal , Pilot.

- Name of crew member : Reasoner , Hubert J.
- Rank : Sgt.
- Serial number : 18183085
- Position : Ball Turret Gunner

- Did he bail out ? : No knowledge.

- Last contact just prior to loss of plane ? : I heard Sgt Reasoner yell " We've been hit " over the interphone.

- Was he injured ? : Do not believe he was.

- Where was he last seen ? : Ball Turret.

- Any explanation of his fate ? : I believe that this man went down with the airplane because of his position in
                                                          Ball Turret and the fact that the airplane was out of control and on fire.

- Total number of missions of above crew member ? : One.

Picture of "Flak Rat" shot down by a Fw 190A
Crashed at Morceux, France


Memorial at Mezos, France

Mission to Cognac, crashed at Belin, France

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