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Darrell D Gust

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 missions in B 17 'Jersey Bounce'. When working as a gunner, destroyed one enemy aircraft.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME..

Service

People

  • Robert McGuire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Robert McGuire served as a radio operator with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Molesworth, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Eau Claire, Wisconsin 3 November 1921

Son of Henry and Blanche Mae [Warner] Gust.

Enlisted La Crosse, WI 21 February 1942
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 568BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died La Crosse County, WI 23 November 2015
Buried Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wi 27 November 2015

Lakeview Cemetery
Eau Claire,
Eau Claire County, WI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2019 11:58:58 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/record/84381966-darrell-d-gust
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155362706/darrell-d-gust

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster, nephew

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