James John Gabler

Military

Object Number - UPL 47694 - "Lt. Gabler and crew at a party of the 560th Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, somewhere at an airbase in England. 26 November 1944."

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of Aphrodite 'Mother' ship B-24J 43-37793 on mission to Wizernes V1 missile site. 4-Aug-44. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-886999
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33320644 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32168151
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18065482 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group

Missions

  • Date: 4 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Millvale, Pennsylvania 2 January 1917

Other

Aphrodite mission

Wizernes, France 4 August 1944 Pilot of Aphrodite 'Mother' ship B-24J 43-37793 on mission to Wizernes V1 missile site. 4-8-44.

Died

11 January 1966

Buried

Saint Mary Cemetery Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA 14 January 1966 Saint Mary Cemetery Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Based

Knettishall Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date10 Feb 2021 11:03:29
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Date28 Mar 2020 21:08:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date23 Dec 2015 14:32:11
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM DB Entry.
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 By Graham Simons.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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