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Walter B Gossling Jr

Military

Service

People

  • Fred Bender

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Fred Bender served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 785th Bomb Squadron of the 466th Bomb Group. On 5 April 1945, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24J A/C# 42-51531, was shot down over Holland. His body was never...

  • Patrick Dillard

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Graboski

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • John Korba

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Lovell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • William Pieper

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Armand Pohle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Philip Ross

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

Missions

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1925
Lived in Philadelphia, PA, USA 1943

1361 Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Enlisted New Cumberland, PA 17070, USA 24 March 1944
KIA 4316 Zonnemaire, Netherlands 5 April 1945
Buried May 1945

No Known Grave
Tablets of The Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 09:00:39 ED-BB Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated People

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2017 01:07:23 466thHistorian Changes to events
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http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=776654

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 03:40:25 466thHistorian Changes to events
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466th BG Roll of Honor

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2014 21:25:44 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 03:10:21 RJK Changes to nickname and role
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Hand written list provided to 2nd Lt Philip Ross and sent to his family before his plane failed to return. The entire crew wrote them down.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2014 02:42:50 RJK Changes to events
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Hand written list provided to 2nd Lt Philip Ross and sent to his family before his plane failed to return. The entire crew wrote them down.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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