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Gerald W Esser


Killed in Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

AM 3 Oak Leaf Cluster


Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97456 Mighty Little John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/43; Salt Lake City 8/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Gaggenau 10/9/44 with Homer Passmore, Co-pilot: Gerald Esser, Bombardier: Milton Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born Illinois
Died 10 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:23 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster, ABMC, Combat Chronology, p. 157 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia