42-5904 Gremlin Gus

Delivered Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Roswell 26/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [--K] Knettishall 18/6/43; t/o La Pallice 16/9/43 due to poor weather, with Jarrendt, Co-pilot: ?, Navigator: Staples (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Dick (lost leg in crash), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Forsta, Radio Operator: ? , Ball turret gunner: Hovatter (inj), Waist gunner: Cunningham (inj), Waist gunner: ?, Tail gunner: Jim Jones (inj) (10 Returned to Duty); foto - Ed Balliff (KIS-in crash); in poor visibility crashed Long Holcombe Hill, Simonsbath, near Nth Moulton, Devon, UK. Salvaged 19/9/43. GREMLIN GUS.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39840703
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731474
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16057004 / O-664401
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Long Beach, CA, USA 1943-04-29

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1943-06-18

Crashed

Simonsbath, Minehead TA24, UK 1943-09-16

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

Lille, France 1943-08-15

Revisions

Date13 Dec 2017 20:13:35
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 113
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-5904&dat…

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log