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Lawrence C Willey


Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30023 'Forever Yours'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with


  • 42-30023 Forever Yours II, Horny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 27/4/43; Dow Field 19/5/43; Presque Is 20/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Presque Is 28/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-M] Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Ed Stork, Co-pilot: John Minerich,...


Event Location Date
Born Bridgeville, Delaware, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:56:14 jmoore43 Changes to awards

Added the award mentioned in the "Summary biography" section.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 21:55:05 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, service number, biography and events

Added middle initial, S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives. Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:11 AAM AAM ingest

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001; MACR 1022 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1022 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database