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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Jarrett

Birthplace: Pike County, KY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces (1941 - 1947)

Home of Record: KY
Middle Name: Nolan

Date of Birth: 30 January 1922

Date of Death: 20 June 1944

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Robert Nolan Jarrett

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert Nolan Jarrett was the son of Morton Harrison and Anna Owen Jarrett.

On 20 June 1944, two weeks after D-Day, SSG Jarrett was serving with the 491st Bombardment Group (Heavy), as tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber named 'Jail Bait' on a bombing mission in the Pas-de-Calais area of France. The crews of the bombers on that mission said the flak that day was heavier than any of them had seen before. It was a hunk of that flak that hit SSG Jarrett and cut his spine in two.

SSG Jarrett was taken to a hospital in Cambridge, England where he died that same day.

Medals, Awards & Badges

Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Theater Campaign Medal
European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Army Air Force Aircrew Badge


Robert's younger brother, Afton Harold Jarrett [Honoree Record ID 94954], also served in World War II. He was a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps who was killed on 21 November 1943, the second day of the Battle of Tarawa. The battle took place on the small island of Betio, on the western side of Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. His body was buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean.


Staff Sergeant Robert Nolan Jarrett is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Coton, Cambridgeshire, England, in Plot A, Row 5, Grave 37.

Honoree ID: 57958   Created by: MHOH




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