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Milton K Goodridge

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby 44-40169. Prisoner of War (POW)

Service

People

  • Evert Bolte

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 'Bottle Baby' #44-40169 Killed in Action. KIA

  • Fairce Conner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby # 4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Earl Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby #4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Earl Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Charles Ippolito

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea near Rugen Island on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby' #4440169 Only the pilot survived, he became a Prisoner of War (POW). the target ws a Synthetic Oil Plant at Politz, GR Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Charles Ippolito

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Theodore Kossey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby #4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Theodore Kossey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Abraham Schonfeld

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    The Goodridge Crew 812 was one of the many casualties suffered by the 492nd on 20 Jun 44 during a bombing raid on the well defended oil refineries at Politz. While approaching the target from the Baltic Sea, the Group came under an attack by the...

  • James Stuckey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby #4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) ...

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Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50279

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down and crashed near Mainz, Ger, 13 September 1944. MACR 8848

  • 44-40086

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #4440086 was shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben, Germany.

  • 44-40135

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40169 Bottle Baby

    B-24 Liberator

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 356

    15 May 1944

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

  • 380

    30 May 1944
    Mission #3. Same target as before. A piece of flak broke the pilots windshield. No-one hurt.

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 400

    8 June 1944
    Mission #7 - Bombed the railway yards in Tours, France. Long ride (7 hours).

  • 403

    10 June 1944

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Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Utah, USA 21 April 1921
Lived in Westwood, CA, USA 1930

1930 US Census

Enlisted Chico, CA, USA 5 May 1942
Shot Down Szczecin, Poland 20 June 1944

Was Stettin, Germany during the war.

POW Barth, Germany 25 June 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft I
(start date is approximate)

Died Angels Camp, CA, USA 29 October 2010
Buried Kansas, OK 74347, USA 1 November 2010

Kansas Cemetery
Kansas
Delaware County
Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 02:24:06 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=goodridge&GSfn=mil...
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=69249
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/175068166/Milton-K-Goodridge

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7081

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