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Gustave Ebenstein

Military

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-9216

    A-20 Havoc
    Correct serial number of this aircraft is 43-9216. Shot down by AA fire during attack on Montdidier airfield. Pilot 1Lt Blair H. Bradford was KIA, both gunners POW.

  • 43-9360

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire between Garancieres and Boissy-sans-Avoir on a mission to Chartres, France on 3 June 1944. Pilot 2Lt Anton Peter Nikas and both gunners POW.

  • 43-9223

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed on a routine test flight 1 1/2 miles NW of Wethersfield, Essex on 9 May 1944. The pilot Capt. William P. Battersby (Squadron Operations Officer) and the passenger PFC Charles W. Coleman (Parachute Rigger) were killed.

  • 43-9701

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 43-9745 Sugar Baby

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9182

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9907

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9226

    A-20 Havoc

Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Manhattan, New York 23 September 1920
First 416th BG Combat Mission Poix Airfield, France 3 March 1944
Final 416th BG Combat Mission Langerwehe, Germany 12 October 1944

Flew 66 combat missions

Died Boca Raton, Florida 27 May 2013
Buried South Florida National Cemetery 30 May 2013

South Florida National Cemetery
Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Plot
SECTION 20 SITE 587

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2021 02:58:31 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.416th.com/missions/mission155.html
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2125/images/31682_B0101...
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/37314456/person/1911119...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133986763/gustave-ebenstein

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