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Lawson Kenneth Yeatts


Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Bingham crew. 33 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • George Bingham

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat mission. ETD ...

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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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsylvania, VA 19 April 1920

Son of Clarence and Luttie Rebecca [Reynolds] Yeatts.

Lived in Caswell County, NC 1942
Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC 8 September 1942
Based Deenethorpe January 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Prospect Hill, NC 5 April 1993
Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Mebane, NC 10 April 1993

Oakwood Cemetery
Orange County, NC


Date Contributor Update
08 March 2019 12:19:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2019 20:31:03 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /