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Gerald H Ransom




  • Charles Kline

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24H AC #42-50386. Shot down and crashed NE of Paris. MACR 6991. B-24H Carpetbagger, 42-50386, shot down by ME 110 south of Paris at 0200hrs. T/O from Harrington, site of crash Les Trois Mares, Oise. Final interrment in Epinal...

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Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...


Event Location Date
Born Preston, ID 83263, USA 1 November 1920
Enlisted Pocatello, ID, USA 22 April 1943
Died Meridian, ID, USA 4 January 2002
Buried Boise, ID, USA 8 January 2002

Morris Hill Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: MHILL_6_25_6


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2015 01:53:41 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:23 AAM AAM ingest

305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia