New England Air Museum
Billie Jack Gabe

 

Back Row: Alfred J. Keller, Pilot; Robert W. Jurgensen, Co-Pilot; Lewis Patton, Bombardier; Jack Gruber, Navigator; Ivle Lindy, Flight Engineer; Billie J. Gabe, Radio Operator.
Front Row: Raymond E. Stevens, Radar Operator; Thomas F. Harrington, CFC Gunner; William Diaz, Waist Gunner; Steve Mikstay, Waist Gunner; William D. Kinninger, Tail Gunner

 

Current Address:

29982 Wooley Springs Rd., Toney, AL 35773

Email:

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Family Information:

Parents: Emmit and Ruth; Wife: Juanita; Children: Linda, Anita, Michael

Hometown:

Searcy, AR

Date Entered Service:

April 8th 1943

Service Number:

38505240

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

Tinian

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Purple Heart

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 707-Radio Operator

Rank Upon Discharge:

 

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-63454 Thunder Bird; 42-65232 - Missouri Queen

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

Retired from Air Force in 1964 from Keesler AFB as Tech. Sgt.

Comments:

Mr. Gabe passed away September 13, 2009.  He is buried at Vahalla Memorial Gardens in Huntsville, AL

 


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