Max Gottlieb

Military

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 + combat missions. Flew with Thomas Batcha, Richard Robinson, Edward Komurka crews. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen in B-17 42-3317 'The Spirit of '76' 30-Nov-43; hit by Flak in starboard wing, baled out. Evaded capture (EVD) - MACR 1559 - See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgottlima.html

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • 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: 18116004
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lonesome Polecat II
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Liberty Belle | Patches
  • Unit: 2nd Strategic Air Depot 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
A crsashed B-17F Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3273) of the 95th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1746. MRU. 12-23-43. Repps, Norfolk Co. B-17F, 42-3273. A." Handwritten caption on reverse: '22/12/43 A.' On reverse: Damaged USAAF Photographic Station 505 [Stamp].
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Impatient Virgin
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spirit of '76
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron 95th Bomb Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

10 October 1920 Illinois

Other

Bailed out

Sterrenbos, near Haelen, the Netherlands 30 November 1943 of B-17 42-3317 over Holland

Other

Evaded (EVD)

The Netherlands and Belgium 30 November 1943 - 3 September 1944 Evaded capture. Liberated in Brussels on 3 September 1944. Back in England on 10 September.

Died

10 January 1971

Based

Horham Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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