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John E Gerli


An intelligence officer was used to debrief 4 fighter pilots at one time after each mission. Gerli was stationed near Duxford and the 78th FG

AM/ ATO/ ETO/ battle star


Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Sawston Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Sawston Hall was requisitioned for use as the Headquarters of the 66th Fighter Wing, from the Huddleston family. There is graffiti on the top floor from the US occupation and an air-raid shelter in the grounds. It reverted to the Huddleston's at the...


Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 16 October 1909
Died 20 June 2006


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 14:42:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, role, biography and events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- self

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 14:33:08 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Entry added with details from the 66th Fighter Wing unit history .