Bales, Ross Carter, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1943
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caldwell, Idaho
Last Address
RAF Molesworth (USAAF 107), Cambridgeshire, England

Casualty Date
May 14, 1943
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
359th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 359th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 303rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His aircraft was severely damaged during a mission to Kiel, Germany and then crashed into the North Sea with no survivors. His body was not recovered; he is memorialized in Margraten.
Some sources say his middle name was Cartee; but his mother's maiden name was Carter, so that is what is used here.
Book: "The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe", by Jay A. Stout, Stackpole Books, 2010, p 94.
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