Rudolph W Gohl


Name: Rudolph W Gohl

First Name(s): Rudolph W
Last Name: Gohl

Place of birth: North Dakota,

Rank: S/Sgt Ball Turret Gunner
ASN: 19146550
Company: 701th Bomb Sqdrn
Unit: 445th Bomb Grp (H) 8th USAAF

Reported as: MIA ► POW ► DNB
Date of incident: 24-02-1944
Place of incident: Suhl (G)

Read history of 445th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

noteSgt Rudolph W Gohl was taken POW after he and his crewmembers crashed with their plane, (check MACR 2550) and was imprisoned in Stalag Luft IV Gross Tychow, Pommern, Germany (also known as Dulag Luft XII now Tychowo, Poland).
To remove all the POW’s out of Germany as soon as possible, there were nonstop flights continuing night and day, and regarded as an emergency.
On 18 May 1945 the flight was British V9169 detailed to fly from Luneburg, Germany and transport British former POW’s to Brussels, Belgium.
On this particular flight, there was not enough of the British POW’s available for flight, so American POW’s were boarded.
There were twelve passengers and six RAF VR crew members on board of the Lockheed Hudson AE505-MA-L.
Upon landing at Evere airfield near Brussels, Belgium, the airplane bounced badly and the pilot attempted re-take off, engines gunned, climbed steeply, felled back in a tail slide, stalled, nosedived to the ground, and bursted into flames upon impact.
There were no survivors.

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