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James O Gillespie

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Lester Personeus

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions ETO. Ended tour Duty (ETD). Went on to complete 23 x combat missions on B-29's in the pacific. Awards: DFC (2OLC), AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29529 NORA 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harrison County, MS 12 June 1911
Enlisted Camp Shelby, MS 16 March 1942

Camp Shelby Mississippi

Based Chelveston April 1943 – August 1943

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 6 May 1995
Buried Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY 10 May 1995

Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton,
Suffolk County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 11:11:40 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145331?terms=42-29529
https://www.fold3.com/record/84006368-james-o-gillespie
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/698160/james-gillespie

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 11:09:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145331?terms=42-29529
https://www.fold3.com/record/84006368-james-o-gillespie
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/698160/james-gillespie

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