Dale Eldon Gustafson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 250BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) coastal training mission in B-17 42-102611 'Lady Boss', last seen 5 miles off Great Yarmouth. Posted MIA, later as no trace had been found, changed to Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6993.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19051046 / O-816730
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boss Lady
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Council Bluffs, IA, USA 19 August 1921 Son of Carl E and Lydia M Gustafson.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA 9 September 1942

Died

Killed in action

5 miles off Great Yarmouth, UK 27 June 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) coastal training mission, last seen 5 miles off Great Yarmouth. Posted MIA, later as no trace had been found, changed to KIA MACR 6993.

Buried

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 27 June 1944 Assigned to 250BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.
Los Angeles County, CA, USA

Revisions

Date6 Dec 2017 12:25:59
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 6993;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6993, Microfiche #2530