Blake A. Treece, Jr.
Technical Sergeant Blake A Treece, Jr.
01 November 1920 - 08 August 1944
Recipient of Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart
Treece lived in Bear Creek, Searcy, AR. He attended the Arkansas Teacher College for 3 years. His parents were Blake Arthur Treece and Virginia Lee Hendrix. Virginia L. Treece was his sister. He never married or had children.
He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Forces on 19 November 1940, in Montgomery, Alabama. He served in the 322nd Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, Heavy. (Service number: 14033465).
He died of Foreign Object Damage on 08 August 1944, and was originally thought to be Missing In Action or Buried At Sea. He was commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France. Later, his remains were found, and was buried at Marshall, Searcy County, AR, USA in the Marshall Cemetery.