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US Bomber Gunner Aces of WW2



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 09/01/2016

RANKFIRST NAMENAMECREDITWW2VICTORIESOFFICIALAIR SERVICESOURCESDETAILUNITSDEATHNOTEOTHER SOURCES
SSgtDonald W.CROSSLEY1212USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall336BS/95BG (gunner)B-17 tail gunner, ETO.
SSgtHarvey L.TREACE1212USAAFC. Cony(+ 8 prob.)344BS/98BG (gunner)B-24 rear gunner, Ploesti.
MSgtMichael L. 'Mike'AROOTH99USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall527BS/379BG (gunner)B-17 tail gunner ace.17
TSgtArthur J. 'Art'BENKO99USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall(+ 9 ground)374BS/308BG15/11/1944B-24 top turret gunner ace, CBI. MIA.18; 16 (Cony)
William R.CUMMINGS99USAAFChicago Tribune90BG (gunner)B-24 gunner ace, SWP.
SSgtBenjamin F.WARMER99USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall348BS/99thBG (gunner)B-17 waist gunner, Italy, 1943.
TSgtThomas 'Tom'DYE88USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall511BS/351BG (gunner)B-17 ball turret gunner, ETO.
SSgtJohn P.QUINLAN88USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall324BS/91BG; 44BS/40BG (gunner)B-17 "Memphis Belle" gunner. B-29, CBI.5
SSgtJohn 'Johnny Zero'FOLEY77USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall(+ 8 prob)19BS/22 BG (gunner), 409BS/93BGB-26 top turret gunner, N.Guinea 42-43.
TSgtRobert MelvinBRUNNER66USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall310BG (gunner)Bomber gunner ace, Mediterranean, 42-43.
Arm2Paul A.GANSHIRT66[4+2]5USNJ.C. Sawruk(4+1sh Zeke)VD-3 (gunner)PB4Y gunner, Pacific, 1943-44.
SSgtJack D.GUERARD66USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall12thAF (gunner)Bomber gunner ace.
SSgtJarvis E.HALL66USAAFF. Farr322BS/91BG (gunner)19/05/1943B-17 top turret gunner, ETO 42-43. POW.
SSgtJohn A. "Zero"MURPHY66USAAFAPO 929500BS/345BGB-25 turret gunner ace, N.Guinea, 1943.
TSgtSator 'Sandy'SANCHEZ SIERRA66USAAFK.Rieders334BS/95BG, 353BS/301BG (gunner)15/03/1945B-17 gunner, 43-45. MIA.
SSgtJohn W.AGNEW55USAAF756BS/459BGB-24 gunner ace.
TSgtWilbur L.BOWEN55USAAF371BS/307BGB-24 top gunner ace, 1944.
SSgtFred E.BOWKER55USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall12thAF (gunner)B-17 tail gunner ace, N.Africa.
SSgtJoseph J.CIELINSKI55USAAFBomber gunner ace.
L.CLARK55USAAFAFGA(+4 prob)Ball turret gunner, SWP, 1943.
SSgtFred J. 'John'DIOQUARDO55USAAFH. Gobrecht360BS/303BG (gunner)B-17 ball-turret gunner, 1943.
TSgtGeorge W.GOULDTHRITE55USAAFC.Watry-D.HallBomber gunner, CBI.
SSgtCharles F. JrHELD55USAAFBomber gunner ace.
SSgtHarold K.LEE55USAAFBomber gunner ace.
S/SgtWeston 'Wes' A.LOEGERING55USAAFAFGA574BS/391BG, 409BG (gunner)B-26 top turret gunner, 1944.3
SSgtJoseph R.MYSHALL55USAAFC.Watry-D.Hall12thAF (gunner)Bomber gunner ace.
SSgtRalfNAKANISKI55USAAFH.D.Gobrecht427BS and 458BS/303BG (gunner)B-17 ball-turret gunner.
TSgtFrankO'BRIEN55USAAFBomber gunner ace.
SgtHaroldPIERCE55USAAFW.J. Fili(5 Zeros)90BGB-24 gunner, Pacific, Ploesti.
T/SgtEugene J.REMMELL55USAAFNancy Perri323BS/91BGB-24 gunner ace, 1942-43.
S/SgtGeorge P.RICE55USAAFR. Tupa319BS/90BG (gunner)B-24 tail gunner, 1943.
S/SgtWilliam C.SIMON55USAAFR. Tupa319BS/90BG (gunner)23/06/1943B-24 gunner, SWPA, 1943. KIA.
SgtEdward J.STEFANSKI55USAAFBomber gunner ace.
JohnSUTHERLAND55USAAF73BWB-29 tail gunner ace, Japan, 1945.
Sea1Richard H.THOMAS55USNJ.C. SawrukVPB-117 (gunner)PB4Y gunner, Pacific, 1944-45.
CaptCharles HuberSPENCER451USAAF(4 as bomber gunner)9BS/7BG (gunner), 354FS/355FG1 (AFHRA)
Table: US Bomber Gunner Aces of WW2


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