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Karl Eisele, Jr. on the left is the groom in his wedding in Boise, Idaho in 1944. His best man is his Pilot in their B-24, (and best pal) Leo Baumann.



  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron


  • Leo Baumann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Karlsruhe 5-Nov-44; Hit by flak on the return flight and broke up during an emergency landing near Church Farm close to their Hardwick home base. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Karl Eisele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pathfinder Navigator
    Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the...


  • 42-51523 Full House

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg. Major J Floore, Capt Harry Gruener, 1Lt J Harrington [WIA], Capt R White, 2Lt K Eisele Jr, 1Lt T Steph, 1Lt C Kline, T/Sgt P Golden, T/Sgt W Tipton, S/Sgt C Trone Jr, S/Sgt A Chipman...



Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 02:25:16 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

As per son Ted Eisele