John Charles Gerlott

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Atlantic weather mission 17-Mar-45 in B-17 44-8601; Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13856



Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

A B-26 Marauder of the 654th Bomb Squadron, 25th Bomb Group, parked on a runway. Handwritten on reverse: '654 BS.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Reconnaissance

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 18th Weather Squadron 652nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11096666 / O-828127
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 25th Bomb Group 652nd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Sunbury, PA 8 August 1917 Son of John Gerlott.

Died

West of St Eval 17 March 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) Atlantic weather mission 17-Mar-45 in B-17 44-8601; Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. KIA MACR 13856

Buried/ Commemorated

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK

Based

Watton 17 March 1945 Assigned 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Sources

Combat Chronology; Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 177 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia