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Jean Byerly

Col. Jean R. Byerly's official military portrait

On Christmas Day 1943, he was shot down over Italy in B-17 A/C 42-30134 and captured by the Germans. He was then sent to Stalag Luft #1 where he served as the Sr. Officer for 17 months until they were released by the Allied Troops. He was then Commander of MacDill Air Force Base in Florida from 1950 - 1952. In 1954, he retired from the military service and he passed away in 1955.

Col. Byerly was Commanding Officer of the 301st Bomb Group from 11/24/43 to 12/25/43.


The "Bad Penny" behind Col. Byerly and King George VI


MACR: 1589

Jean Byerly

Col. Jean Richards Byerly was assigned to the 301st BG 301st HQ.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Pilot.


Col. Jean R. Byerly's official military portrait


The "Bad Penny" behind Col. Byerly and King George VI

The following information on Jean Byerly is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on Col. Byerly. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Jean Byerly's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

JEAN BYERLY

COL

41

02/09/1944

 

DFC

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Jean Byerly

Col.

45

02/13/1944

 

SS

Silver Star

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