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Karl Anthony Eisele Jr

Military

Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Bauman. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the “Full House.”
Interned in Humlebacken (Korsnas)

Service

People

  • Bernard Abel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    27 missions

  • Leo Baumann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 5 November 1944 SS/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Howard Busse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 42-51523

  • Albert Chipman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 42-51523.

  • John Floore

    Military | Major | Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 42-51523

  • Henry Greenberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Tilburg on 9/18/44 in B-24 'Baggie Maggie' #42100416

  • Harvey Greuner

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    INT landed in Sweden on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 42-51523

  • John Harrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. Mortally wounded on mission, only member of crew hit. Landed in Sweden in B-24 42-51523 17-Jan-45. Wounded in Action (WIA), subsequently died of wounds in Swedish hospital 20-Jan-45. MACR 11742. ...

  • Windell Hart

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Leo Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 5 November 1944 ...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron
  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51523 Full House

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg. Major J Floore, Capt H Greuner, 1Lt J Harrington [WIA], Capt R White, 2Lt K Eisele Jr, 1Lt T Steph, 1Lt C Kline, T/Sgt P Golden, T/Sgt W Tipton, S/Sgt C Trone Jr, S/Sgt A Chipman Jr, S...

  • 42-95024 GYPSY QUEEN

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft shown is not 42-95024 but does show many of the crew members on board on the day that she crashed 5th November 1944 ...

Missions

  • 798

    17 January 1945

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madison, Wisconsin 25 May 1922
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI, USA 15 September 1944
Interned Sweden 17 January 1945 – 18 May 1945

Interned in Humlebacken (Korsnas)

Died Madison, WI, USA 25 May 1988
Buried Madison, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 19:51:01 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to aircraft associations
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Per Ted Eisele, son of Karl Eisele, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 19:20:33 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to biography
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From the records of Ted Eisele, son of Karl Eisele, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2018 20:37:13 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to biography and events
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Per Karl’s son, Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 17:35:54 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to awards
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as per son, Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 17:19:24 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to person associations
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as per son Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 02:15:17 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to events
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AS PER son Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 01:42:40 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to person associations, unit associations and mission associations
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as per son Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 01:34:55 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to awards
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as per his son, Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 01:31:51 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to person associations and place associations
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from his son, Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 01:29:51 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to service number
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as per his son, Ted Eisele

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2017 15:53:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 11742 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son, Tim Eisele MACR 11742

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