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Gourley, Benjamin Harrison

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Benjamin Harrison Gourley Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group.


Benjamin is born approx. on 17 Jan. 1922 in Pennsylvania.

Father, Benjamin Gourley.

Mother, Iola Gourley.

Brother(s), Imogene Gourley.


Benjamin enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # O-754495.


Benjamin was KIA on the way back from a Bomber escort Mission to Brunswick, Germany he (crashed)got MIA in the North Sea on 15 March 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Benjamin is buried/mentioned at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.55th.org/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

343rd Fighter Squadron
51st Fighter Group
Airfield Wormingford, GB
Lockheed Martin P-38 Lightning
343rd Bomber Squadron
Benjamin Harrison Gourley
His rank Second Lieutenant
Control Tower Wormingford