Jack D. Yates, Flight Officer, Glider Pilot
318th Troop Carrier, 3rd Air Commando Group
Died 14 February 1945, drop mission at Antipollo, Philippines

Crew of Aircraft 43-15816
1st Lt Thomas P. Sneckner Pilot
F/O Jack H Deacon Co-Pilot
F/O Jack D Yates Glider Pilot / Aerial Observer
F/O George C. Polovich Glider Pilot
Sgt David B. Browne Crew Chief
S/Sgt Freeman F. Stanton Radio Operator

Jack D. Yates was an aerial observer on a C-47 aircraft which crashed near Bohol, Philippines. The aircraft and crewmembers were completely consumed by fire, which occured after the plane crashed. There is a mass grave stone at National Cemetery Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.

  • Rank: Flight Officer
  • Date of death: 14 February 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 318th Troop Carrier, 3rd Air Commando Group
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, MO
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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