Gaskell, R.

The Richard Gaskell crew: 710th Squadron



The crew aboard 42-31191 on March 27, 1944 led by Pilot Lt. Richard Gaskell, was on its first combat mission. Eight members of the crew were captured, while two managed to evade capture and return to England. The aircraft is reported to have crashed near Marignac, France, some distance southwest of the target area.


Crew aboard when lost on March 27, 1944 mission to Chartres

Pilot 2Lt Richard Gaskell POW
Copilot 2Lt Raymond C. Kooreney POW
Navigator 2Lt Raymond L. Walsh POW
Bombardier 2Lt Modesto A. Gonzales POW
Top Turret Sgt Glenn C. Underwood POW
Radio Operator  S/Sgt Joseph H. Koenig POW
Ball Turret Sgt Wilbur E. Volz EVD
Left Waist S/Sgt Edwin S. Pankhurst POW
Right Waist Sgt Albert H. Ross POW
Tail Gunner Sgt Thomas A. Smith EVD


Glenn Underwood, Top Turret





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