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Gordon James I.

Monuments

B-17 41-24620

Name:
James I. Gordon
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
18057511
Unit:
360th Bomber Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
0000-00-00
State:
Texas
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SSgt James I. Gordon, tail gunner of the B-17 41-24620 "Snap! Crackle! Pop!", took off from Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing mission over the “Flak City” of St Nazaire. The target was a torpedo storage area near the submarine pens. Once over the target area, heavy flak and fighter attacks damaged the plane and started a fire on board. Only three crew members managed to bail out, one without a parachute. Gordon was one of the two, but was captured and sent to Stalag 17B in Braunau, Gneikendorf.