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Max Gottlieb

Military

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 + combat missions. Flew with Thomas Batcha, Richard Robinson, Edward Komurka crews. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen in B-17 42-3317 'The Spirit of '76' 30-Nov-43; hit by Flak in starboard wing, baled out. Evaded capture (EVD) - MACR 1559 - See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgottlima.html
Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Paul Appleby

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76. ' Initially evaded, was later captured. See the page with full details about his evasion and capture at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fapplebpw.html

  • Thomas Batcha

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Gilchrist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76'. Evaded with the help of Dutch, Belgian and French people. See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgilchrrc.html .

  • Elmer Gilcrease

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76. ' Evaded. See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgilcreec.html

  • Paul Gregory

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Paul Gregory was a graduate of St Aloysius Academy and Niagara University in New York. After graduation he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Baltimore, Maryland, before he enlisted in July 1941. He trained in the US Army Air Forces as a...

  • Arthur Hensler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 42-3317 'The Spirit of '76'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Higgins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76', Evaded (EVD). See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fhiggincj.html

  • Jack Hyatt

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 "The Spirit of '76", Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Komurka

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Lohmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    After 2 years of college in Ohio, William Lohrmann enlisted in the Air Corps in April 1942. After following aerial navigation training, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 95th Bomb Group/412th Bomb Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30255 'Lonesome Polecat II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 10/6/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 16/6/43; battle damage on 13/11/43 Ball turret gunner: E.J. Castona (wia), Tail...

  • 42-30322 'Liberty Belle' 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14-May-43; Kearney 30-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 2-Jun-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Horham 15-Jun-43; on Munster raid 10-Oct-43 with Bill Owen, Radio Operator: Sgt Cain WIA in throat, but rescued by RAF ASR, but ship limped...

  • 42-3273 'Impatient Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/4/43; Assigned 100BG Dow Fd 30/5/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 15/6/43; force landed RAF St Eval ex-St Nazaire 28/6/43; crash landed Gt Ashfield ex-La Pallice 16/9/43; force landed RAF Hensridge; 31m, ex-Munster 22/12/43...

  • 42-3317 "The Spirit of '76"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6 May 1943; Dow Field 30 May 1943; assigned 384th BG Grafton Underwood 10 June 1943; transferred to 412th BS/95th BG [QW-Y/V] Horham 28 June 1943; 23missions. Missing in Action Solingen 30 November 1943 with Pilot Arthur C. Hensler Jr;...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born 10 October 1920

Illinois

Lived in 1940

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Based Horham July 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Bailed out Sterrenbos, near Haelen, the Netherlands 30 November 1943

of B-17 42-3317 over Holland

Evaded (EVD) The Netherlands and Belgium 30 November 1943 – 3 September 1944

Evaded capture. Liberated in Brussels on 3 September 1944. Back in England on 10 September.

Died 10 January 1971

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2022 12:50:45 ED-BB Changes to service number, role, biography, events and person associations
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 08:09:35 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/2491

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1559 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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