SSGT Gerard Gustave Bergeron

SSGT Gerard Gustave Bergeron

Birth
Embrun, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Feb 1944 (aged 26)
France
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 56, Tier 20, Space 567
Memorial ID 113285588 · View Source
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Son of Arthur E and Ernestine Bergeron.
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USAAF WORLD WAR II
Gunner S/Sgt. Gerard G. Bergeron KIA
Hometown: Michigan,
Squadron: 554th 386th Bomb Group
Service #36178693
Awards:Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Robert B. Spencer POW

Target: V1 Launch Sites
MACR #2082
Mission Date: 10-Feb-44
Serial Number: #41-34947
Aircraft Model B-26C-15-MO Marauder
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: 'Lady Luck'
Location: France
Cause: AA Crew of 6 5KIA 1POW

Mission to bomb V1 Launch Sites and received a direct hit from AAA and had its wing blown off whilst over France.
Lady Luck wing blown off by AAA over Cressy Forrest France Feb 10, 1944. MACR-2082. Previously 322BG451BS Nye's Annihilators Code:SS-J named: Idiot's Delight, Disposal: 10-Feb-44

Spencer's crew's normal aircraft was "Honey Chile" . Mechanical problems with "Honey Chile" caused them to be flying "Lady Luck" on this day.

'Lady Luck' Crew
1st/Lt. Robert B. Spencer - pilot (POW)
Fl/Of.Dayton B. Mitstifer Co Pilot (KIA)
Fl/Of.Dayton B. Mitstifer Co Pilot (KIA)
1st/Lt. Arch A. Dennen Bombardier/Naviagator (KIA)
T/Sgt. Richard R. Faith radio operator/gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. Gerard G. Bergeron engineer/gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. John L. Dorton armorer/gunner (KIA)

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  • Created by: John Dowdy
  • Added: 3 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 113285588
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Gerard Gustave Bergeron (20 Jul 1917–10 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 113285588, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .