SSgt Gerard Messing

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SSgt Gerard Messing

Birth
Death 10 Jan 1945
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Memorial ID 56312168 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. Gerard Messing, Armorer Gunner / Assistant Engineer, who was assigned to the 15th Air Force, 47th Wing, 376th Bomb Group (H), 512th Squadron. He was killed in action Jan. 8th, 1945. On January 8, 1945, Jerry was assigned to "Red Ryder" aircraft #22, piloted by 1st Lt. Philip R. Scott. Red Ryder was one of the 28 B-24's destined for a raid on Lintz, Austria, (Mission #395). Of the 28 aircraft in the raid, 23 made it over the target and 26 returned to base safely. The bomber Jerry was on did not return due to mechanical failure and ditched in the Adriatic Sea. Jerry was one of four killed in action during the crash.


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S SGT 512 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) NEW YORK


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56312168
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Gerard Messing (unknown–10 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56312168, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .