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1st Lt Gilbert Jerome Schlesinger_Sept 1944_Kimbolton, England

Connections

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

People

  • Gilbert Schlesinger

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Gilbert 'Gil' Jerome Schlesinger was the second son and youngest child of Samuel M and Celia Schlesinger, who practiced the Jewish faith. Gil never married and produced no known heirs. ...

Aircraft

  • 44-6140 Miss Lace

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa, OK 5/14/44; Kearney, NE 5/24/44; Dow Field, Bangor, ME 1/6/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton, England 10/6/44; Missing in Action northeast of Zeitz, Germany on 11/30/44 with 8 crew Killed in Action: 1st Lt Gilbert J Schlesinger, Pilot...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2016 16:54:29 lorelei1026 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Crew photograph from Howard G Mertens Family collection. Cropped.

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