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Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew

(B-17G #42-97498 Padded Cell II)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew Marker
Mission 106 Target : Dijon, France
Inscription.  
    358th BS   303rd  BG
Shot Down Over Bricey, Fr. 6 Feb 1944
Lt       J E Bass                P      POW
Lt        J R Burns              CP   KIA
Lt       M B Abernathy     N      POW
Lt        M S Zientar            B      POW
S/Sgt  A Quevado            E      POW
S/Sgt  J C Hensley          RO   POW/ESC
Sgt      H J Brown            BT    POW
Sgt      M J Canale           WG   POW
Sgt      J P Grsetic           WG    POW
Sgt      A C Hendricks    TG      -

 
Location. 32° 6.959′ N, 81° 14.254′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Click for map. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arky - Missy G   Crew (here, next to this marker); The Weixler's (here, next to this marker); Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (here, next to this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (here, next to this marker); Tribute to Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin
Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew image. Click for more information.
By 303 BG photo courtesy of Julius E. Bass, `
2. Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew
JULIUS E. BASS CREW - 358th BS (crew assigned 358BS: 14 Nov 1943 - photo: Oct 1943) (Upgraded from CoPilot, 2Lt Martin L. Clark Crew, to Pilot: 5 Feb 1944)
(Back L-R) S/Sgt Alfonso Quevedo, 1Lt Julius E. Bass , 2Lt James Burns , 2Lt Matthew S. Zientar , 2Lt Milton B. Abernathy , S/Sgt James C. Hensley, Jr.
(Front L-R) Sgt John P. Grsetic , Sgt Michael J. Canale , Sgt Anthony Hendricks , Sgt Harold J. Brown
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(here, next to this marker); A Crew Of Sky Queen (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next to this marker); 93rd BG   482nd BG (P)  389th BG (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 303rd Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. 358th BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON With 300 MISSIONS under their belts, members of the 358th Squadron can look back on a great many occasions and things that stand out in the making of those 300 missions. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. 303rd BG (H) Combat Mission No. 106. One 358BS aircraft and crew was lost. The Padded Cell II #42-97498, piloted by 1Lt. Julius E. Bass, went down with a fire in the cockpit and crashed near Bricy in the Paris, France, area.



( 2 different crew members listed here Mission 106 Roster )
P Bass, Julius E., 2Lt BO/POW
*CP Goldman, Myron M., 2Lt BO/KIA
*TG Dockendorf, Cyril J., Sgt BO/POW
NAV Abernathy, Milton B., 2Lt BO/POW
BOM Zientar, Matthew S., 2Lt BO/POW
ENG Quevedo, Alfonso, S/Sgt BO/POW
RWG Grsetic, John P., Sgt BO/POW
RO Hensley, James C., S/Sgt BO/EVD/POW
LWG Canale, Michael
Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew Marker, indicated by white arrow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew Marker, indicated by white arrow
J., Sgt BO/POW
BT Brown, Harold J., Sgt BO/POW
(Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
303 BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 303 BG Banner
Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew Marker Located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. Lt J E Bass Pilot and Crew Marker Located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 376 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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