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Gregory Virgil B.

Name:
Virgil B. Gregory
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
35211287
Unit:
337th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1943-05-29
State:
West Viriginia
Cemetery:
Gregory Cemetery, Webster Springs, West Virgi
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

SSgt Virgil B. Gregory, tail gunner of the B-17 42-3042 “Cabin Heater”, took off from station 138 Snetterton Heath, Norfolk, UK on bombing mission no. 61 over Rennes. Towards 1615, an Me-109 shot the bomber down, sending it hurtling into a high tension line, exploding the partially evacuated plane.