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.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of death: 2 April 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor John S. Buckles

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.


Submit more information on this veteran →