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Sam Gossen

Military

Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #4229875. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29875

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FO-L] Kimbolton 2/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Capt George Hamrick, Navigator: Hal Herrick, Bombardier: Walt Kozel, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1358 / MACR 1358; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 264 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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