Dewey L. Gossett

World War II
Service #T-190429
Unit527th Fighter Squadron, 86th Fighter Group
RankFlight Officer U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From South Carolina
Date of DeathSeptember 28 1944
Tablets of the Missing
Air Medal
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
In 1943, Flight Officer Gossett was the pilot of a single seat A-36A type aircraft which was lost during bad weather in the mountains of Italy while searching for targets of opportunity during a strafing mission. The crash site was located in 2012 and remains were recovered in 2014. In 2016, the remains were identified as those of FLT O Gossett. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Cambridge, England.
rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.