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Louis H Gottsch

Military

M/Sgt was born in South Dakota, graduating from Flandreau High School. In May of 1942, Sgt. Gottsch was drafted into the Army and took his basic training at Jefferson Barracks. He then attended Armament School at Lowry Field, and was sent to study power turrets at the Emerson school in St. Louis, Mo. His line experience started October 3rd, 1942 with the old 34th Bomb Group at Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington. he was still a member of the 395th Bomb Group at Ephrata, Washington, when he was transferred to the 447th group at the time it was formed.

Service

People

  • William Grant

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Turret & Sight Man | 447th Bomb Group

  • Charles Grundler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Turret & Sight Man | 447th Bomb Group

  • David Hecht

    Military | Sergeant | Turret & Sight Man | 447th Bomb Group

  • Robert Nash

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Turret & Sight Man | 447th Bomb Group

  • Carl Palmer

    Military | Captain | Group Turrets Officer | 447th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2021 21:02:24 pamccolgan Changes to highest rank, role, biography, person associations and media associations
Sources

Surridge, E. K., & Dooley, E. C. (1947). Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H), including the 710th Squadrone History. LA: Army Navy Publishing.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945

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