Doddridge County Roots

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John Lee "Jack" FREY

Male 1922 - 1943  (21 years)


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  • Name John Lee "Jack" FREY 
    Born 4 Jun 1922  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930, 1940  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Doddridge Co High School  [2
    Occupation clerk at Markey Company of West Union  [2
    Military (ENLISTED 10/7/1942)  [3
    T/Sgt, Radio Operator, 328 Bomb Sqdn, 93 Bomb Gp, US Army, WW II, Europe (KIA, Air Medal, Purple Heart) 
    • Following his induction into the Army in Oct 1942, Sgt Frey attended radio school at Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Casper, Wyoming, and gunnery school at Kingman, Arizona, where he received his wings. He was deployed to the European Theater as a radio operator on a B-24 Liberator Bomber. On Nov 13 1943, while returning from a mission over Bremen, Germany, accompanying aircraft received a radio message from his plane advising that they were about to make a crash landing. But their position was not given, and their aircraft and personnel were never recovered. A memorial for T/Sgt John L. Frey is found among the Tablets of the Missing at the Camridge American Cemetery in England. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
    Died 13 Nov 1943  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried (TABLETS OF MISSING)  Cambridge American Cemetery, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Following his induction into the Army in Oct 1942, Sgt Frey attended radio school at Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Casper, Wyoming, and gunnery school at Kingman, Arizona, where he received his wings. He was deployed to the European Theater as a radio operator on a B-24 Liberator Bomber. On Nov 13 1943, while returning from a mission over Bremen, Germany, accompanying aircraft received a radio message from his plane advising that they were about to make a crash landing. But their position was not given, and their aircraft and personnel were never recovered. A memorial for T/Sgt John L. Frey is found among the Tablets of the Missing at the Camridge American Cemetery in England. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
    Person ID I79434  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2018 

    Father Henry Silas FREY,   b. 16 Jan 1881, Fink, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1969, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Lucy AHOUSE,   b. 9 Apr 1888, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1978  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1918  St. Clara, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1922 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - (TABLETS OF MISSING) - Cambridge American Cemetery, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2569] West Virginia Births Index, 1853-1969 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    4. [S2590] American Battle Monuments Commission, (http://www.abmc.gov).