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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1920 1
Wisconsin 1
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Person:
Neil E Torssell 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1920 1
Wisconsin 1
Residence:
Place: Waupaca County, Wisconsin 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
02 Oct 1940 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
16020988 1
Enlistment Place:
Wausau Wisconsin 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the Philippine Department 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Occupations in manufacture of automobiles, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0207 1
Film Reel Number: 2.64 1

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B-17 Photographer - POW - Escapes - RTD

Gerbini, Italy

Sgt. Neil E. Torssell was the photographer in the B-17F Flying Fortress (#229483) nick-named Dee Zip Zip (99th Bomb Group, 348th Squadron). Shot down during a raid on the Sicilian airfield at Gerbini on July 5, 1943.

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Pilot: 1st Lt. Albert E. Davis (O-662753) POW

Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. Allan J. Ewoldt (O-729834) KIA

Navigator: 1st Lt. Herbert O. Perry (O-729665) POW

Bombardier: 1st Lt. Vincent E. Shank (O-729557) POW

Engineer: T/Sgt. John B. Withrow (18046617) POW

Asst. Engineer: S/Sgt. Allen B. Huckabee (37188870) Evade RTD

Radio Operator: T/Sgt. David O. Fleming (36170277) Evade RTD

Asst. Radio Operator: S/Sgt. Frank M. Esposito (12090347) KIA

Waist Gunner: Sgt. Carson E. Logan (35512314) KIA

Tail Gunner: S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills (34205020) KIA

Photographer: Sgt. Neil E. Torssell (16020988) POW Escapes RTD

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