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Leonard D Culbertson


Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



  • William Nicholson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-7543

    B-24 Liberator
    On 5 November 1943, B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle' was hit by AAA then shot down by Oblt Hugo Frey in Bf 109G-6 of JG 11/7 near Datteln, Germany Nov 5, 1943. 10 POW. MACR 1164.

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) 5 November 1943 – 1945
Lived in Washington, USA


Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 15:31:42 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1164