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Captain Norville John Gorse, "Bailout" 13 May 1943

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People

  • Robert Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Robert Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator; Ball Turret Gunner
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • Norville Gorse

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched into North Sea 13 May 1943. Gorse and pilot Rogers made a valiant effort to control the plane. Returned to base. ...

  • Joseph Hudson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. May also have a mention in Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 161 by Bishop & Hey for 24 June 1943, B17 41-9174 was on a navigational test flight when problems developed on...

  • Basil Maxwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag 17B. POW

  • George Rawlings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. ...

  • Derrol Rogers

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Killed in Action (KIA). Only member of crew killed. The waist gunner's gun went off as he was unloading preparing to land and it shot off the stabilizer, The crew bailed out and Pilot Rogers and Co-pilot...

  • Edward Youngers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30355 'Dallas Rebel'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag 17B. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29752

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salinas 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43; on assembly crashed in The Wash en route St Omer when controls were damaged and stabilizer shot off accidentally by own waist...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 55

    13 May 1943
    The large fighter sweeps of the last several weeks have not been successful in drawing any significant numbers of German fighters in opposition. So, if the German will not send his fighters up for a one-on-one confrontation with the American P-47s,...

Locations

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2015 02:28:40 jgorse Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

John G Gorse, Lt Col USAF, Nephew
C-130 Command Pilot

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