Elmer Carlysle Gilcrease

Military

Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76. ' Evaded. See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgilcreec.html

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028966
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-743442
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16101191
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735954
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Spirit of 76
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

24 October 1923 Voth, Jefferson County, Texas

Other

Bailed out

30 November 1943 of B-17 #42-3317 over Holland

Other

Evaded capture (EVD)

30 November 1943 - 29 September 1944 helped by Dutch, Belgian and French citizens and members of the Resistance. Back in UK from Annecy, France on 29 September 1944.
Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas, USA

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2022 12:40:03
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1559 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database