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Captain Norville John Gorse, "A WWII Allied Air Attack"

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Units

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division

  • 45th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron

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 #4229752 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...

  • Ernest Kralik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • 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

  • Robert McGinniss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • William Nance

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Luther Paysinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edwin Wulfekuhle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner

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Aircraft

  • 42-30355 Dallas Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW- ] Snetterton 4/7/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 28/7/43 with Bill Nance, Co-pilot: Norville Gorse, Navigator: Joe Hudson, Bombardier: R.H. McGuiness, Flight engineer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fiesler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-83 BOMBER ESCORT

    28 July 1943
    A combined force of 123 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; and 78FG are despathed to escort the VIII Bomber Command mission #78 against Kassel and Oschersleben, Germany. The escort encounters approximately 45 German fighters attacking the bomber stream. These P...

Locations

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2015 02:20:17 jgorse Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 141

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2015 03:14:43 jgorse Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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

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