Capt. Bernie V. Guthrie


(E. Giller)

Capt. Bernie V. Guthrie

HdQts - October 1943 - 22 April 1944 (Killed in Action)
 

Assigned Aircraft

KIA whilst flying P-38J CY-J 42-68048

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen
13 10 November 1943 Montdidier Airdrome
14 11 November 1943 Munster
15 13 November 1943 Bremen
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area
19 30 November 1943 Solingen
20 01 December 1943 Solingen
21 05 December 1943 Bourdeaux
23 13 December 1943 Kiel
39 31 January 1944 Sweep-Eindhoven-Arnhem (Careful Red 3)
52 25 February 1944 Augsburg (Careful Red 3)
74 15 April 1944 Jackpot
78 22 April 1944 Hamm (Tudor Yellow 3)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes 22 April 1944 - Killed in Action
MACR No. 04122
Captain Guthrie was killed by enemy fighters (FW-190) and no one saw him go down.  He was on a bomber escort mission and was downed near Waldbrol, Germany.  1/Lt. Clair Penners was flying his wing and was also shot down by FW-190s and taken prisoner.  Capt. Guthrie was flying as element leader for Tudor Yellow flight, (343rd FS).  There was no German report of his crash.  Capt. Guthrie was Assistant Group Operations Officer.  He was an accomplished artist and did a lot of the art work for the pilot's airplanes.
Capt. Guthrie is buried at Claquato Cemetery, Chehalis, Washington.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

20 December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
17 January 1944 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
28 January 1944 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
23 February 1944 - Awarded 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
07 March 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
15 April 1944 - Credited with destroying 2 Locomotives and an Oil Barge

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