TSgt Jewett A. Bale

TSgt Jewett A. Bale

Birth
Wallace, Codington County, South Dakota, USA
Death 19 Aug 1943 (aged 23)
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Radio Op. T/Sgt. Jewett A. Bale DFC MIA/KIA
Hometown: South Dakota
Squadron: 513th BS 376th Bomb Group
Service # 17050986
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg DFC MIA/KIA

Target:
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 19-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40660
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: A
Aircraft Name: LITTLE RICHARD
Location: Ditched in the Mediterranean
Cause: Crew 7KIA 3POW or RTD
Notes:

Seven of Lt. Fribergs crew flying LITTLE RICHARD are listed as MIA/KIA date August 19 1943. Navigator Kenneth D. Hamilton on this mission survived ditching and spent 18 hours in Mediterranean.

Crew of LITTLE RICHARD
1Lt Wayne V. Friberg Pilot
1Lt Richard F. Hurd Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. George A. Lascurettes Bombardier
2nd/1Lt David O. Schoocraft
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Johnston Engineer
T/Sgt. Jewett A. Bale Radio Op.
/S/Sgt. Parke L. Hoover Gunner
S/Sgt. John J. Masterson Gunner
S/Sgt. Albert Grosse Gunner

Sgt. Grosse, Sgt. Bale, Sgt. Johnston, Sgt. Masterson, Sgt. Hoover, Lt. George A. Lascurettes, Lt. Kenneth D. Hamilton with pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg and Co Pilot Lt. Richard F. Hurd flew B24 BARREL HOUSE BESSIE in "Operation Tidal Wave" the low level raid on Ploesti oil refinery. They were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor.
B24 42-40660 was piloted by 1st/Lt. Dean Lear in the ploesti raid.


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56306256
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Jewett A. Bale (5 Apr 1920–19 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56306256, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .