Karl Anthony Eisele

Military

Object Number - UPL 33129 - Karl Eisele, Jr. 2nd Lieutenant, 8th AF, 93rd BG, 409th BS/329th BS. Stationed in Hardwick, England.

Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the “Full House.”
Interned in Humlebacken (Korsnas)

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 711892
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16104050 / O-824076
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33746434
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

A B-24J Liberator (RE-V, serial number 42-51523) of the 329th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group in flight. Handwritten message on reverse: ‘Stockholm, 11/11/69 – “Dear Roger, It was quite a time since I last heard from you, but perhaps you are busy with other things. I got a letter today from 487B.G. and they told me that B-24J ser.no. 42-100306 was not 487B.G. You told me so in your letter 16/12 1968. I have found out through photos that the plane belonged to 446B.G. Am I wrong? The photo on this card
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Full House
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gypsy queen

Missions

  • Date: 17 January 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Madison, Wisconsin 1922-05-25

Buried

Madison, Wisconsin

Died

Madison, WI, USA 1988-05-25

Other

Interned

Sweden 1945-01-17 - 1945-05-18 Interned in Humlebacken (Korsnas)

Enlisted

Milwaukee, WI, USA 1944-09-15

Revisions

Date29 Aug 2020 20:05:42
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updated to reflect that I had misspelled Baumann. Certain of this; he was Dad’s best friend on the crew and best man at Dad’s wedding.

Date18 Jun 2020 19:51:01
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Per Ted Eisele, son of Karl Eisele, Jr.

Date18 Jun 2020 19:20:33
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From the records of Ted Eisele, son of Karl Eisele, Jr.

Date1 May 2018 20:37:13
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Per Karl’s son, Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 17:35:54
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as per son, Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 17:19:24
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as per son Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 02:15:17
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AS PER son Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 01:42:40
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as per son Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 01:34:55
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as per his son, Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 01:31:51
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from his son, Ted Eisele

Date30 Apr 2018 01:29:51
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as per his son, Ted Eisele

Date18 Jan 2017 15:53:28
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 11742 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:43
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son, Tim Eisele MACR 11742

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