WARREN F. MAUGER CREW - 359th BS
(crew assigned 359BS: 24 Dec 1944)
(Back L-R) 2Lt Norman C. Gadbois (B/GHN), 1Lt Warren F. Mauger (P)(EVD),
1Lt William T. Burgess (CP)(POW), 2Lt Bernard J. Brown (N)
(Front L-R) T/Sgt Matthew W. Grdeń (R)(POW), T/Sgt Glenn R. Walling (E/TG)(KIA),
Sgt Gerald H. Craven (WG)(KIA), S/Sgt Francis H. Kelley (BT)(KIA), S/Sgt James W. Haley (TG/SJ/RCM)
Ranks and grades at the time of last combat mission
The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Crashed near Pilsen on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 44-83447, Prisoner of War.
Military | Sergeant | Engineer
One credited mission flown: With 1Lt Mauger - No missions; With 2Lt Galt L. McClurg (301). Was KIA on mission 301 in B-17G 43-38764 (No name) (359BS) BN-C to Mannheim, Germany. Was hit in the chest with a flak burst and his body was returned to...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
On 24 December 1944, Staff Sergeant Matthew W. Grdeń was performing his duties as a B-17G Radio Operator in the 303rd Bomb Group's Mission No. 364, when his plane crashed near Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, and both he and Sgt. Earl M. Dugan was captured and...
Military | Staff Sergeant
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Killed in Action (KIA) near Pilsen in B-17 #4483447
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
Killed in Action (KIA) near Pilsen in B-17 #44-83447.