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385th BG's Dragon Lady 42-30836 contrails.

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer Gunner (612) / Rt. Waist Gunner / Togglier
    Don Graham was a B-17 waist gunner/togglier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

Aircraft

  • 42-30836 Dragon Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Geiger 13/8/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-V] Gt Ashfield 12/9/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 13/2/44 with Edwin Herron, Radio Operator: John Cortez, Ball turret gunner: Alf Seagrave, Waist gunner: Leon Wasilewski (4...

Locations

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2021 21:13:53 Dricharlo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Son of Donald S Graham member of the 385th BG 548th BS.

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