Second Lieutenant
Died non Battle
Son of James S. Buckles and Yetta Hoffman

Awarded the Purple Heart

Lt John Samuel Buckles was the pilot of a B-17F Flying Fortress with serial number 42-5383 and was killed when he crashed at Davenport, Florida. Three other airman also perished: F/O John J. Devine, Lt. William Weldon Jackson and Lt. Joseph Koch.

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