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SSGT Charles Goettling and crew

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Units

  • 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. ...

People

  • Peter Chepurko

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Flew 30 combat missions from 1/24/44 to 8/8/44 Flew 2 missions on D-Day, Flew on 'Renown and Sky Raider. 21 July 1944 Regensburg mission: lead bomber. All planes showered 140 500 pounders squarely on Chepurko's placement. DFC; Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Abner Fisch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 338BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) from Berlin in B-17 42-102541 8-May-44; A/C rammed by Me109, exploding due to wing tank fire. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4574 Awards: PH.

  • Charles Goettling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 338BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from Berlin in B-17 42-102541 8-May-44; A/C rammed by Me109, exploding due to wing tank fire. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4574. His wife Margie gave birth to twin sons Ray and Roy shortly...

  • Evert McMonigle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 338BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) from Berlin in B-17 42-102541 8-May-44; A/C rammed by Me109, exploding due to wing tank fire. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4574 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Ronald Pearce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 338BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) from Berlin in B-17 42-102541 8-May-44; A/C rammed by Me109, exploding due to wing tank fire. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4574 Awards: DFC AM (4OLC), PH.

  • George Sterler

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 338BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) from Berlin in B-17 42-102541 8-May-44; A/C rammed by Me109, exploding due to wing tank fire. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4574 ...

  • Maurice Trisler

    Military | Staff Sergeant

Aircraft

  • 42-102451

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Slated 385BG, Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-T] Snetterton 7/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with George Sturler,Tail gunner: Ed Muszynski (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Melvin Baumgartel,...

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Date Contributor Update
02 November 2019 01:19:05 Dirk Goettling Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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