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Giles Lamar Teague

Military

Assigned 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bischoffsheim in B-17 42-102610 'Boomerang'; never made assembly, seen to explode on impact with sea near Beachy Head. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11243

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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  • Lyle Doerr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Assigned 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bischoffsheim in B-17 42-102610 'Boomerang'; never made assembly, seen to explode on impact with sea near Beachy Head. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11243 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 602nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102610 Boomerang

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 19/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-Y/L] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (66m) detailed Bischoffsheim, Ger but never made assembly 30/12/44 with Lyle Doerr, Co-pilot: Giles Teague, Navigator: John Walker,...

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rockingham, NC 31 October 1915

Son of Giles Moses and Maude Regina [Whitley] Teague.

Enlisted Winston-Salem, NC 23 October 1942

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pilot training Marianna AAF, FL 19 November 1943

Advanced flight training - Graduated from the Marianna, Florida Army Air Force school as flight officer.

Based Nuthampstead 1944 – 30 December 1944

Assigned 602BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion 19 May 1944

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

To ETO UK July 1944

Overseas to European theatre of Op's.

Promotion Nuthampstead, UK 23 September 1944

Promoted 1st Lieutenant.

Died Off Beachy Head 30 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bischoffsheim in B-17 42-102610 'Boomerang'; never made assembly, seen to explode on impact with sea near Beachy Head. KIA MACR 11243

Buried Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Liege, Belgium.

Buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance County, NC 1948

Memorialised
Pine Hill Cemetery
Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2020 17:31:01 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30325847
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763554
https://www.fold3.com/image/298444406
https://www.fold3.com/record/84078965-giles-l-teague
https://www.fold3.com/record/529861982-giles-l-teague
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76607088/giles-lamar-teague
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56278887/giles-lamar-teague

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2020 17:16:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30325847
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763554
https://www.fold3.com/image/298444406
https://www.fold3.com/record/84078965-giles-l-teague
https://www.fold3.com/record/529861982-giles-l-teague
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76607088/giles-lamar-teague
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56278887/giles-lamar-teague

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2016 16:25:04 glgentry Changes to nickname, awards and place associations
Sources

Gary L Gentry. Nephew.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11243 / MACR 11243; 398th History, Vol II / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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