Milton K Goodridge

Military
media-20930.jpeg UPL 20930 Milton K. Goodridge Crew
492nd BG - 856th BS

Standing Left to Right: Milton K. Goodridge (P), Abraham Schonfeld (N), Earl Davis (CP)

Kneeling Left to Right: Everette Bolte (G), Charles Ippolito (R/O), James Stuckey (G), John Stazen (G), Theodore Kossey (FE), Fairce Conner (G)

This crew was shot down on their 33rd mission. The plane blew up over the Baltic Sea. The only survivor was Goodridge who was blown clear by the explosion and rescued from the sea by the Germans.

Object Number - UPL 20930 - Milton K. Goodridge Crew 492nd BG - 856th BS Standing Left to Right: Milton K. Goodridge (P), Abraham Schonfeld (N), Earl Davis (CP) Kneeling...

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby 44-40169. Prisoner of War (POW)



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Units served with

A Swedish Soldier guards a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40159) nicknamed "Boulder Buff" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37237094
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35128260
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-813477
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12190364
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Laura Jo
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 858th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Daisy Mae
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 858th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bottle Baby
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Utah, USA 21 April 1921

Enlisted

Chico, CA, USA 5 May 1942

Other

Shot Down

Szczecin, Poland 20 June 1944 Was Stettin, Germany during the war.

Other

POW

Barth, Germany 25 June 1944 Stalag Luft I (start date is approximate)

Died

Angels Camp, CA, USA 29 October 2010

Buried/ Commemorated

Kansas, OK 74347, USA 1 November 2010 Kansas Cemetery Kansas Delaware County Oklahoma, USA
Westwood, CA, USA 1930 US Census

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7081

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