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Oscar Gewinner Jr.


Bud Gewinner served as a fighter pilot of the 485th Fighter Squadron of the 370th Fighter Group. He began to keep a diary when he was went overseas on 31 January 1944, and it runs until 20 October 1944. He flew his first mission on 18 April 1944, escorting 400 B-17s over Berlin.


Units served with


  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

Associated Place

  • Andover

    Military site : airfield
    Andover was built in the First World War and used by the Royal Flying Corps, then the RAF. Home to the 370th Fighter Group in 1944, it was then handed back to the RAF. The airfield closed in 1976, and the site has since been used by the British Army.

  • Cardonville

    Military site : airfield

  • Saint-Pierre-la-Vieille

    Military site : airfield

  • Lonray

    Military site : airfield

  • Roye / Amy

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 17:43:46 treck47 Changes to firstname, suffix, nickname and awards

Thomas Reck, nephew, who transcribed his handwritten Diary

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 15:21:18 Lucy May Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and place associations

Correspondence with Thomas Reck, nephew of Bud Gewinner: