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Robert P Gellock Jr.

Military

Service

People

  • Fred Eisert

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    1Lt Fred J. Eisert and his crew arrived at Horsham St. Faith on September 11, 1944, just as the group was coming off of combat operations for a month in order to ferry gasoline to Patton’s army in France. The crew flew their first mission on October 5...

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95120 Hookem Cow/Betty/Stinky

    B-24 Liberator
    Previously named Betty and Stinky, the Hookem Cow crashed shortly after takeoff, with 5 crew killed, 2 wounded. These men were the last casualties of the 458th Bomb Group.

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Easton, PA, USA 1925
Lived in Wilson, PA, USA 1930
Enlisted Allentown, PA, USA 20 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2016 01:52:49 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://us-census.mooseroots.com/l/280488990/Robert-Gellock-Jr
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=4151948

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