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Lieut John W Gillespie
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 18, 1949

Crewmember aboard a U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress. Killed when the bomber had an engine catch fire on takeoff from MacDill Air Force Base, and crashed into the muddy marches of Tampa Bay, Florida while attempting a turn for an emergency approach. The aircraft was dispatched to help locate another B-29 that went missing in the vicinity of Bermuda, Nov. 16th.

Reported as a resident of Cadiz, Ohio.

Also killed were:

1st Lt. Victor G. Thiel
1st Lt. Kenneth W. Fallek
Lt. Raymond H. Weise
SSgt. Andrew J. Steinman 
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96633533


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