Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Grady Steen Gaston.
Unit/Placed in, 321st Bombardment Squadron, 90th Bombardment Group “Jolly Rogers”.
Grady is born approx. on 25 Jan. 1920 in Frisco City, Alabama.
Father, W.S. Gaston.
Mother, Lela Gaston.
Brother(s), Bernard and Julian Gaston.
Spouse, Naomi C. (Sidwell) Gaston.
Daughter, Mary Lou Gaston
Grady enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 14013385.
Grady‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 “Little Eva” were,
1st Lt. Norman R. Grossan Pilot Survived
2nd Lt. Arthur N. Speltz ? Survived
2nd Lt. Dale F. Grimes ? Survived
2nd Lt. John D. Dyer Co Pilot Survived
SSgt. James B. Hilton ? KIA
SSgt. Grady S. Gaston Ball Turret Gunner Survived
SSgt. Charles B. Workman Jr. ?` KIA
Sgt. Edward J. McKeen ? KIA
Sgt. Loy L. Wilson ? Survived
Cpl. John Geydos Jr. ? KIA
Grady survived the Crash, plane aborted the mission, got lost and run out of fuel so crashed on 3 Dec. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Army Aviator Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Grady is buried at Baas Memorial Cemetery, Frisco City, Monroe County, Alabama, USA.
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