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Gordon D. Beese

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  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 5th Bomb Wing

    5th Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29513 El Diablo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 1/2/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 23/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; Ed Karnes’ crew, 114m transferred weather aircraft 304BW Cerignola 28/10/44; Salvaged 23/8/45. El...

  • 42-32014 Pappy Yokum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Morrison 8/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Tortorella 30/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action 14m Varese 30/4/44 with Harry Klein, Symonds, Leiby, Moore, Martin, Patzke, McGettigan,...

  • 42-32065

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 12/3/44; Assigned 346BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {7m} Belgrade 16/4/44 with Bill Headrick, Corley, Korth, Hildebrandt, Ergle, Swanson,...

  • 42-5338 Ye Old Battle Axe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/11/42; West Palm Beach 11/12/42; Assigned 340BS/97BG Biskra 31/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; 22m/99 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44;...

  • 42-5418 Chief Wahoo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 97BG Biskra 20/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BG/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; 27m/99 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Milan 30/4...

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Event Location Date
Died Treviso, Italy 4 July 1944

KIA due to direct hit with flak over Treviso, italy - 99th BG mission 173.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 06:39:38 Weary Willie Changes to media associations
Sources

99th Bomb Group Historical Society
https://www.99bombgroup.org
https://www.facebook.com/99BGHS/

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 05:45:04 Weary Willie Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

99th Bomb Group Historical Society
https://www.99bombgroup.org/
https://www.facebook.com/99BGHS/

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