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SSGT Jim C Gaines

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SSGT Jim C Gaines

Birth
Brown County, Texas, USA
Death
30 Sep 1943 (aged 27)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the missing
Memorial ID
84133726 View Source

S/SGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
The son of Green Gilbert and Sarah Gaines, entered the service October 9, 1942, Abilene, Texas. Onboard aircraft that went missing on a flight from Gander, Newfoundland, to Prestwick, Scotland.
Target: Ferry Mission

Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 664
Date Lost: 20-Sep-43
Serial Number: #42-39805
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: 775 miles SW from Reykjavík Iceland
Cause: Engine Failure 11MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU on the northern route after leaving Iceland.

The #42-39805 crew
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
SSGT Roy L. Dolinger, MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA

S/SGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
The son of Green Gilbert and Sarah Gaines, entered the service October 9, 1942, Abilene, Texas. Onboard aircraft that went missing on a flight from Gander, Newfoundland, to Prestwick, Scotland.
Target: Ferry Mission

Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 664
Date Lost: 20-Sep-43
Serial Number: #42-39805
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: 775 miles SW from Reykjavík Iceland
Cause: Engine Failure 11MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU on the northern route after leaving Iceland.

The #42-39805 crew
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
SSGT Roy L. Dolinger, MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA

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  • Maintained by: Paula J and Dale L
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 28 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 84133726
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84133726/jim-c-gaines: accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Jim C Gaines (15 Dec 1915–30 Sep 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 84133726, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA; Maintained by Paula J and Dale L (contributor 46489742).