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Edward J. Jeruss
Captain, United States Air Force
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Killed in 1958 when an unarmed Air Force C-130, which was on a world-wide project to study radio waves, was shot down by Soviet aircraft near Kars in Soviet Armenia. Seventeen men were on board and the Soviets claimed that the C-130 was on a spy flight. Six bodies were returned to the United States US but the State Department was never able to determine what happened to the remaining eleven. He was a flier in both WWII and Korea.

NOTE: On 2 September 1998 the remaining airmen from this flight were buried in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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