Jerome Gilbert Hunt
Jerome Hunt was born on June 6, 1923 in Patchogue, New York to Carlton and Virginia Hunt. He was the couple's only child. They lived in Manhattan for the early years of Jerome's life but by 1935, the family was living on Herrick Road in Teaneck.
In high school Jerome took positions in student government, but he didn't shy away from the school's clubs, including tennis. Jerome graduated from Teaneck High, class of '40. After graduating high school, Jerome decided to get a degree in higher education, and was in college for two years before he decided to enlist.
On February 23rd, 1943 in Atlantic City, Jerome decided to join the Air Corps. He Jerome was assigned to the 358th Fighter Group of the 367th Fighter Squadron. He completed boot camp and training and by September, 1943, the group started their journey to England where they would be stationed. Starting in December, they began combat fighting with the Eighth Air Force.
On December 19th 1944, Jerome's Thunderbolt plane was shot down over Muehlacker, Germany. 2nd Lieutenant Hunt's remains were interred in Beverly National Cemetery on December 16th, 1949.
High School Yearbook
- Jerome Gilbert Hunt - Timeline
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United States Federal Census
- U.S. World War II Amry Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
- U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006
- U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control forms, 1928-1962
fold3.com (Historical Military Records)
Eighth Air Force Historical Society website
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
Find A Grave Website