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Lete

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Lete was used by the USAAF during the Eastern Desert Campaign in 1943.

The precise location of the airfield is unknown

English Heritage's record description

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Service

People

  • Bernard Leimbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti Raid in B-24D #42-40364 Y "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

  • Robert Nespor

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    1st Lt. Robert James Nespor was a B-24D command bomber pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bombardment Group, "The Pyramiders", and the 330th Bombing Squadron. For the huge mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, on ...

  • John Riley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. John Clark Riley was a B-24 pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron at Benghazi, Libya, in the Mediterranean theater during WWII. Riley and his crew from the 93rd Bomb Group were placed on temporary duty with...

  • John Young

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Lieutenant John S. Young from Dallas, Texas, called "Big John" or "Johnny" by his friends and crewmen, was a B-24D Liberator bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group and the 344th Bombing Squadron, based at Cairo, Egypt, Tobruk, and...

Aircraft

  • 42-40664 Honey Chile, Liberandos, Teggie Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator #42-40664 'Honey Chile' / '100 Teggie Ann' of the 515th Bomb Squadron, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force, as a participant of Operation Tidal Wave, the 1st Aug 1943 raid on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. Flown...

  • 41-11768 'Kickapoo'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator #41-11768, 'KICKAPOO', was piloted by Lt. John S. Young from Dallas, Texas as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing Squadron, which arrived in North Africa in early 1943. This airplane and was...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 12:57:45 Emily Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, history, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II

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