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1/Lt. Gale B. McGowan



  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...


  • Gale McGowan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    1/Lt. McGowan was Killed In Action (KIA). He was a flying co-pilot with the Wallace Malone crew. Due to mechanical problems, B-24J - S/N 42-50491 had to ditch in the North Sea (notified RAF Air-Sea Rescue). The plane broke in half upon landing on the...


  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...


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04 May 2020 12:58:52 Emily Changes to aircraft associations

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30 April 2020 18:53:59 AZ MAC Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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