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James E Gott

Military

Captain James Gott was assigned as the navigator to the 330th Bomb Squadron, the , 93rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force. After completing their required combat missions, the crew of, Hot Stuff, the B-24D, 41-23728, were tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, the commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland killing all but the tail gunner. 3 may 43.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Joseph Craighead

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Tech Sgt. Joseph Craighead was assigned as a B-24 gunner to the 330th Bomb Squadron, in the 93rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Eisel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    SSgt. George Eisel was the only survivor of the non-combat crash of his B-24, Hot Stuff. After completing their 25 combat missions, Eisel, as part of the crew of, B-24 41-23728 Hot Stuff, was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general...

  • George Farley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gott

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Captain James Gott was assigned as the navigator to the 330th Bomb Squadron, the , 93rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force. After completing their required combat missions, the crew of, Hot Stuff, the B-24D, 41-23728, were tasked with flying General...

  • Robert Jacobson

    Military | Major | B-24 Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Robert 'Jake' Jacobson, was a college graduate from the North Western University. He signed on with the U.S. Army Air Force before America entered the war. From October 1942, he flew 31 combat missions as B-24 bombardier in the B-24D, Hot Stuff, in...

  • Kenneth Jeffers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    TSgt. Kenneth Allen Jeffers was killed (KIA) on a noncombat mission. After completing their required missions, the crew of, Hot Stuff, B-24D, 41-23728, was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO, to the U.S...

  • John Lentz

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    After completing their missions, the crew of 'Hot Stuff' B-24 #41-23728 was scheduled to fly home May 3, 1943, and help sell war bonds. Lentz and pilot Robert 'Shine' Shannon brought the crew through 25 missions. Shannon, a former fighter pilot and...

  • Paul McQueen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    KNO. After completing their missions, as a member of the the crew of 'Hot Stuff' B-24 #41-23728 was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland killing all but the tail...

  • Ramsay Potts

    Military | Major General | Command Pilot, Operations Officer, Commanding Officer, Observer | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. Col. Ramsay Potts flew 41 x combat missions in WWII, including deep penetrations from England to the Messerschmidt factory at Weiner Neustadt, Austria and German synthetic fuel plants. On 21-Nov-42, he was engaged by 5 x JU-88's over the Bay of...

  • Grant Rondeau

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23728 - Hot Stuff

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, Hot Stuff, was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force (93rd Bomb Group, and 330th Bomb Squadron) to complete 25 missions, even though the B-17, Memphis Belle, wears the label of the first 50th mission B-24. Hot Stuff, crashed...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mississippi 13 August 1919

Son of Durward McClellan and Ella [Adams] Gott.

Enlisted Fort Thomas, Newport, KY 8 October 1941

Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky

Based Hardwick 1943 – 3 May 1943

Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Mt Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 3 May 1943
Buried Richmond Cemetery Richmond, Madison County, KY 1947

Re-Interred
Richmond Cemetery
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2021 14:44:50 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

Added name, changed punctuation. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2020 11:52:52 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/650583611
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763867
https://www.fold3.com/record/84160912-james-e-gott
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90379921/james-e.-gott

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2020 10:45:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/650583611
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763867
https://www.fold3.com/record/84160912-james-e-gott
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90379921/james-e.-gott

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 03:24:23 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 20:55:08 Lux1 Changes to person associations
Sources

The added connections are the crew members of the B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff from my research - Jim Lux

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2018 10:15:23 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added James E Gott's name to the digital Roll of Honour in the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford, England.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90379921/james-e.-gott

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2016 03:15:13 Lux1 Changes to person associations
Sources

Jim Lux at hotstuff.memorial@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2016 03:14:10 Lux1 Changes to person associations
Sources

Jim Lux at hotstuff.memorial@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2016 03:13:38 Lux1 Changes to awards
Sources

Jim Lux at hotstuff.memorial@gmail.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs, Vol 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 114; Ted's Travelling Circus by Carroll Stewart, Chapter 11 'Tragedy in Iceland' pp. 111-118 with picture on page 115; WWII Memorial web site

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