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Joseph P Gonet

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. MACR 7047.

Evaded Capture E&E 1645 (Escape & Evasion Report) refers

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Joy Deen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

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Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 41-31974 "We Can't Miss Victory"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Queens, NY, USA 12 February 1915
Enlisted Elmira, NY, USA 2 January 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 19 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7047.

Evaded Capture 19 July 1944 – 27 September 1944

evaded capture (E&E 1645 refers) returned home to the US by air 27th September 1944 flew from Prestwick, Scotland to La Guardia, NY. (Ancestry.com)

Died Shreveport, LA, USA 30 December 1989

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2018 08:03:21 Darren Jelley Changes to place associations
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493rd BG Museum archivist research

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2018 08:02:18 Darren Jelley Changes to biography and events
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493rd BG Museum Archivist research

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 21:01:15 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname
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Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 21:00:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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