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Israel Gross

Military

Assigned to 49FS, 14FG, 8AF USAAF. Co-pilot aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 49th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Queens, NY, USA 30 July 1918
Lived in New York, NY, USA 1940
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 4 February 1941
Based 1942 – 23 August 1942

Assigned to 49FS, 14FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Coed Moel-Y-Gaer, Denbigh LL16, UK 23 August 1942

Co-pilot aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 25 August 1942

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 130-04 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY 11367, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Flushing,
Queens County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 19:37:56 Al_Skiff Changes to events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310770761?terms=Israel%20Gross
https://www.fold3.com/record/83503633-israel-gross
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36669819/israel-gross

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 19:18:41 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310770761?terms=Israel%20Gross
https://www.fold3.com/record/83503633-israel-gross
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36669819/israel-gross

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 27

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