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John V Gegoulis

Military

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Harold Pickard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 718th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28606 'White Fang'

    B-24 Liberator
    An original cadre ship acquired 27-Oct-43 and assigned to Pickard’s crew who flew her overseas in Dec-43. The ship with Pickard’s crew aboard was downed over Mostar, Yugoslavia, on 14-Jan-44. She was hit by bombs dropped from another B-24 overhead in...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Worcester, MA 24 September 1922
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 23 July 1941

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Based Grottaglie 1943 – 14 January 1944

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Mostar, Yugoslavia 14 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070

Buried Notre Dame Cemetery Worcester, Worcester County, MA December 1949

Re-Interred
Notre Dame Cemetery
Worcester,
Worcester County, MA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2020 21:26:34 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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Those Who Flew By Virginia Priefert
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205363846/john-v-gegoulis

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