Curtis, Baton Rouge National Convention 1998
Name Middle Initial:
246 BREWOR DR.
& State: BATTLE CREEK, MI
Branch: Army Air Corp
15 AF 376 BG 514 BS
Captured: MARBURG, YUGOSLAVIA
Held In: MARBURG, AUSTRIA, BAD OESTIEN
Long Interned: 218 days
/ repatriated: liberated
at Capture: 21
Received: AIR MEDAL W/5 CLUSTERS, PURPLE HEART, POW MEDAL,
EUROPEAN THEATRE W/7 STARS, WW II VICTORY MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
after War: EXECUTIVE, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Jack was a World War II vet that served in the European Theater of
operations with the Army Air Corps. Jack served as a navigator with the
376th Bomb Group, 5l4 Bomb Squadron. He was shot down on his 3lst
mission over Marburg, Yugoslavia on October l4, l944 at the age of 2l.
Jack was held prisoner in hospitals because of severe injuries sustained
in the plane and after bailing out. Jack spent 8 months in a body cast
until liberated 12 days after the war in Europe ended. He retired as a
Captain in l947 for reasons of disability. He is a member of
10 veterans organizations, holding leadership positions in several.
Jacks and his first wife Barbara had 3 children and seven grandchildren.
Since l99l he has been married to Phyllis. He received the Air
Medal with five clusters, Purple Heart, POW Medal, ETO Campaign Medal
with 7 stars and the Victory Medal. Jack used the GI bill to
finish his education and is a distinguished alumnus of Lakeview High
School, Jacking Community College and Albion College. Jack was
employed by Kellogg Company for a total of 43 years chiefly as an
executive in Industrial Relations.