Shot down 8 March 1943 in B-24D 41-23784 [NB:R] 'Miss Dianne', 44BG/67BS while serving as Ball TUrret Gunner. The aircraft was attacked and shot down by German fighters near Villers-Ecalles, France while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. Killed in Action (KIA). Stone monument with crew names installed at Villers-Ecalies in 1997. According to Lundy, p. 57 Gosline was a volunteer on the flight normally assigned to the engineering section.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
B-24D-5-CO 41-23784 [NB:R] "Miss Dianne" was assigned to the 44BG/47BS. On 8-Mar-1943 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. The aircraft sustained significant damage from German fighters near...
8 March 1943
The railroad marshalling yards at Rennes and Rouen, France are the primary targets for this mission. A formation comprised of 67 B-17s: 91BG (14); 303BG (19); 305BG (16) and 306BG (18) is despatched to bomb at Rennes. Conditions are good with no cloud...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||8 March 1943
Killed when aircraft was shot down and crashed near Villers-Ecalles, France while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France.
||8 April 1943
Buried by the Germans in the St. Sever Cemetery at Rouen, France. Other KIA in this crew were also buried there and later inetrred in American Cemeteries in Europe. This may be a case where his remains were repatriated to the United States somethime after the war.