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Verner A Gottschalk


Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-24 #4129391 'Little Lulu. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Gottschalk was originally a member of the Norman Flynn Crew, however he missed the mission on which the Flynn Crew flew their battle damaged B-24 to internment in Switzerland on 13 April 1944. As fate would have it, missing that mission would cost him his life a few weeks later.



  • Norman Flynn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-52343 'Oh Mona' ran off the runway on return from a mission to Biarritz airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944. RTD. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #4252567. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Russell Swain

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #4129391 'Little Lulu. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Falls County, TX, USA 4 May 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Schleswig, Germany 13 May 1944
Buried Ballinger, TX 76821, USA 26 June 1948

Evergreen Cemetery
Runnels County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 5, Lot 1086A, Space 3.


Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 03:45:04 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 03:43:45 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 00:41:31 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4824 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database