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Laurence Marshall Bairstow

Military

Also served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel.

Service

People

  • Richard Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Major

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30207 Big Red

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 27/3/44 with Julius Lederman, Co-pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3 Prisoner of War)...

  • 42-30421

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dow Fd 29/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/7/43; Missing in Action Emden 2/10/43 with Joe Felece, Co-pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Joe Kendall, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3548 Little Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/7/43; Scott 9/8/43; Assigned 563BS/385BG [ -X] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Dick Davis, Navigator: Leroy Coy (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: John Cooper, Bombardier: Ed Barwikowski, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Saylesville, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA 25 December 1917
Lived in Middlesex County, MA, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 20 March 1941
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 July 1943 – 5 January 1944
Died Colonial Beach, VA 22443, USA 5 May 2007
Buried 22 June 2007

Arlington National Cemetery • Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot 60-437

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2017 22:22:07 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=2159513
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-BAI04-...

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2017 22:19:06 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-BAI04-...
http://ancexplorer.army.mil/publicwmv/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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