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Edward Sebastine Gac

Military

Shot down by flak and fighters on a mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5404 'Geezil. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2264

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5404 GEEZIL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; West Palm Beach 18/12/42; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Thurleigh 1/2/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Horace Writz, Bombardier: Paul Beeler, Flight...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Burlington, New Jersey, USA 6 December 1921
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 17 November 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Horace Fred Writz crew. Five combat missions.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 January 1944
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 82 SITE 93C

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2017 00:07:12 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

2017-07-09 Information from duplicate AAM File https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/54572 was consolidated with this file.

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5599

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41138093

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2264 / MACR 2264, 8th AF Losses, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=g... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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