MADDUX, JARVIS D., Sergeant, # 38528845, USAAF
Jarvis D. Maddux was born on 2 August 1924 in Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Texas, to Robert Dudley Maddux (1894-1985) (TN) and Bessie May (Jarvis) Maddux (1900-1987) (TX). Siblings were Mary Helen (Maddux) Billner (1916-2015), Willie Ruth Maddux (1928- )
He registered for the WWII draft on 14 December 1942, resided at 611 W. Main, Denison, Grayson Co., TX, and described himself as 5’3”, 160 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in Dallas, Texas, on 21 May 1943. His last assignment was to the 513th Troop Carrier Group, the 330rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 14th Air Force. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 29 January 1946 a C-46D Commando, # 44-78226, assigned to the China theater of war, 513th Troop Carrier Group, 330th Troop Carrier Squadron, Shanghai, China, departed the airfield at Tsinan, China, on a passenger and cargo flight to Shanghai. The C-46 made it to Shanghai but because of ground fog, could not land. The pilot was instructed to fly 5 minutes north of the airfield beacon and have all crew and passengers bail out. This was done at 5,000’ altitude but they landed in the Yangtze River and were lost. The C-46 crashed on land 15 miles northwest and was searched. On 4 March 1946 the remains of Campbell and Naberzy were recovered from Yangtze River and buried in an American military cemetery Shanghai, China. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.
His father, born 8 April 1894, served in the U.S. Army from 22 July 1918 to 12 February 1919 during WWI, He died 8 October 1985 and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Fannin Co., Texas.