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  • Robert Driver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). TDY 9th AF Oct. 1, 1943 . Hit by flak on mission from Tunisia to Austria in B24#42-40775 'Wolf Wagon'. Crashed near target with 6 Killed in Action (KIA) and 4 Prisoner of War (POW). Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop &...

  • Clark Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named 'Combat...

  • Thomas Hoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid on 8/1/43 in B-24 'Ole Kickapoo' #4240753

  • Edmund Janic

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • John Jerstad

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) during Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 Held formation and bombed target after B-24 #42-240994 'Hell's Wench' was badly damaged. ...

  • John Kane

    Military | Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot - 98th Bomb Group Commander
    John Riley Kane (January 5, 1907 – May 29, 1996) was a colonel in the United States Army Air Corps and later the United States Air Force. He received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor, in World War II, for his...

  • Bernard Leimbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti Raid in B-24 #4240364

  • Raymond Nathe


  • Arthur Peterleus

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Bernard Traudt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

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