Paul Jackley

Luther Graduate Overseas Killed in Plane Crash
BLOOMINGTON, WI August 19 (UP)—Second Lieutenant Mary E. Jackley, Bloomington Army nurse, was killed July 27, when a plane carrying wounded soldiers to Scotland crashed against a Scottish cliff, it was learned today.

Lieutenant Jackley had been stationed with the Army Air Evacuation Unit in England. She enlisted in the Army Nurses Corps in 1941, after graduating from the Luther Hospital Nurses Training School, Eau Claire. She was sent overseas in January 1944 and had accompanied wounded soldiers back to the United States.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackley, who now live in Sterling, IL and three brothers in the service. 

Lieutenant Jackley was graduated from Luther Hospital in the Class of 1935. She was a graduate of Bagley, WI High School. She was a nurse in several states before enlisting in the Army Nurse Corps in June 1941. She served for one year at Camp Blanding, FL; then was transferred to Elgin Army Air Base, FL. On September 1, 1943, she entered the Air Evacuation School at Louisville, where she was graduated on November 20. 

The following January, she was sent overseas and had since been stationed with the Air Evacuation Unit in England.

Her three brothers in the service are Louis, Machinist's Mate First Class, who enlisted in the Navy in 1933; Arden, Seaman First Class, who enlisted in the Navy in February 1942; and Paul, who enlisted in the Merchant Marine on August 4 of this year and who is now in New  York. Lieutenant Jackley has an aunt, Mrs. Arthur R. Hallingstad, living in Bloomington.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 27, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Bagley.