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Damon J Gause


Took off on a test hop. He failed to pull out of dive, cause unknown. He flew in the Pacifict theater before he went to England. The manifold pressure fan had cut out. Plane was P-47D # 42-75236

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Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron


  • 41-6573 'B.E.V.O.A.P.A.B.M'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This aircraft was assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. ...

  • 41-6226

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lieutenant George 'Carp' Carpenter.

  • 41-6192 "Lollapoluza"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Woodrow W Sooman.


Event Location Date
Born Georgia
Died 9 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
13 January 2019 11:05:16 Martin Gause Changes to nickname

Hyperion Books
"The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause"
ISBN 978-0-7868-8421-6

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th