Bessey, Edward T

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bessey, Edward T   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 33278458   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova, West Virginia
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 15567 (1.385 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
Flt. Ofcr. Cuddeback, Thomas APilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Adair, Luther E, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Singer, George RNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Dillon, James Francis, Jr, "Bud"BombardierPOW
S/SGT. Fink, Philip JamesRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Suchy, Albert LEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Bessey, Edward TBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Bonar, Buryl Kenneth, "Buck"Flexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Riley, John HFlexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Schmid, Charles EFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Ball Turret 42‑3188 Combat Mission Credit
Initially attacked east of Caen, France, by enemy aircraft; lost altitude rapidly; crashed in La Chapelle-Hareng, France. MACR 15567
Sortie Report

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