Jerome Michael Gross

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

3-Aug-44 - His aircraft, 42-96169, was involved in a midair collision with Marauder 42-96168, but landed safely at A-13 Tour-en-Bessin.

9-Aug-44 - Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounded by the flak hit, killed in resulting crash landing near Dreux Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7788.

Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), PH.

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Units served with

A B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-96191) nicknamed "The Milk Run Special" of the 397th Bomb Group at Steeple Morden, 1945. Image by Alexander "Cal" Sloan. Written on slide casing: '296191, 397 BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33675406
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Arm / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-693041
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15334173
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Op / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36648045
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38366661
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Eng / Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Stubborn Helen
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 599th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Stearns County, MN, USA 15 December 1922 Son of Irwin B and Lucia B Gross.

Enlisted

200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111, USA 14 January 1942 Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Died

28100 Dreux, France 9 August 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounded by the flak hit, killed in resulting crash landing near Dreux Killed in Action (KIA). 9-Aug-44. MACR 7788.

Buried

Dreux, France 10 August 1944 Interred Dreux cemetery.
Minnesota, USA

Based

Rivenhall 9 August 1944 Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota