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Jerry J Gentile

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 5 Jan 1944. B-17G #42-37887. On T/O in poor visibility, the left wing touched th ground and aircraft crashed. 379th Earlier incident Oct. 9, 1943 in the 'Stupefier' B-17F 42-29890 in which crew succssfully crash landed in a field near the 379th BG

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29890 Stupifier, ‘Madame Pisonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-37887

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 22/11/43; during assembly for mid-air coll with #42-31441 (303 BG), with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank Mailander, Navigator: Bob Romme, Bombardier: Burton Kashatt,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Williamson, West Virginia
Died 5 January 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p320; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 290 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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