Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Eugene Maxwell Gallup

Military

Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4362.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Travis Griffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4362. ...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 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...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28688

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, engine #2, #1 and #4 failed in that order meaning A/C could not maintain formation or altitude. Crew baled out around...

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Logan, IA 25 November 1918

Son of Dale Eugene and Daisy Fona [Farris] Gallup.

Lived in Logan, Iowa 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 14 October 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Wendling 1944 – 24 April 1944

Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Freiburg, Germany 24 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, B-24 41-28688 could not maintain formation or altitude. Baled out around Freiburg. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4362.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot K Row 18 Grave 29

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2021 15:21:45 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/311039316
https://www.fold3.com/image/630278559
https://www.fold3.com/record/91084237/eugene-m-gallup-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529890552/eugene-m-gallup-american-battle-m...
https://www.fold3.com/record/706708977/gallup-eugene-m-us-wwii-hospital-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56655275/eugene-maxwell-gallup

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2021 20:44:54 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 17:23:13 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28637421
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56655275

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2016 15:55:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details 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; (Cites as being in the 447th Bomb Group but cannot be confirmed).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 4362 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4362 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share