Virginia Heroes

John Nelson Gillum, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: April 3, 1923
Hometown: Charlottesville
Entered: October 28, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 5, 1944
Died In: over Ludwigshafen, Germany
Awards: Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart

Served with the 410th Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, Heavy. Attended Lane High School. He was the Right Waist Gunner on plane # 43-38727 and was hit by flak and died.

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