670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Joseph Dervin Gossett

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  34446849

Prisoner Of War

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 16-Jun-1922, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia

Entered Military Service: Date: 7-Nov-1945 At: Greensboro, NC
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 34446849

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 29-Sep-1944
Captured: 29-Sep-1944 10:15, Galgen-berg
POW Camp: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Return Date: 19-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 19-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 69480

Died: 12-Apr-1996, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry
Find-A-Grave


Obituary

GOSSETT, Joseph D.

GOSSETT, Joseph D., a resident of Montgomery, Al, expired Friday, April 12, 1996, at his home.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 15, 1996, at 2:00 p.m. from Greenwood Serenity Gardens with full military honors and Chaplain Saunders officiating.

His family includes his wife, Elaine E. Gossett; two daughters, Denise Miller & husband, Allen Miller and Candy Easterling & husband, Kenny Easterling; four grandchildren, Tabitha Miller, Angela Millre, Clint Miller and Jennifer Tinnon, all of Montgomery, AL; two brothers, Alec Gossett, Atlanta GA and Charles Gossett, Jacksonville, FL.

Mr. Gossett had served his country in the Air Force for more than 30 years and was a prisoner of war in WW II.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Tom Bigbee Hospice.

Greenwood & Serenity Funeral Home directing.

The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), 14 Apr 1996, Sun, Page 20, Joseph D. Gossett Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/260172751/?image=260172751 [subscription required] : accessed 17 April 2021)




MACR 9273 Details



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft received direct hit over target area, exploded and broke in half.

Description:
Moderate to intense flak at the target cost us two planes, both flown by our original crews from the States. A direct hit in the tunnel gunner's hatch of Lt Arthur W. Nordsrom's plane broke it in the middle. As the plane fell in the target area, one parachute was seen. ... Lt Nordstrom's gunners were Staff Sergeants Joseph D. Gossett and Robert L. Miller.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 148




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
30-Jun-1942
WW II Draft Registration
30-Jun-1942
MACR Capture document
Newspaper Clipping
The Atlanta Constitution
27-Jun-1945
City Directory
1951 Atlanta, GA
Newspaper Clipping
The Morning News
18-Aug-1951
Newspaper Clipping
The Morning News
18-Aug-1951
Newspaper Clipping
The Atlanta Constitution
06-Dec-1954
Newspaper Clipping
Waco Tribune Herald
17-Jul-1960
Newspaper Clipping
Waco Tribune Herald
16-Oct-1960
Newspaper Clipping
Waco Tribune Herald
16-Oct-1960
Headstone
Newspaper Obituary
Montgomery Advertiser
14-Apr-1996
WW II Honoree



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources