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Leslie Lee

Military

Flew on 'Lucky Penny'

Service

People

  • Nicholas Radosevich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Radosevich was the assigned captain of crew 41, which was designated a 'model' crew and intended to train other crews joining the 734th Bomb Squadron. Before travelling to the UK, he was given Penelope, a cocker spaniel, who inspired the name of his...

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52169 Lucky Penny

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft was named Lucky Penny after Penelope, the pet dog of pilot Nicholas Radosevich. The nose art was also painted in her likeness. ...

  • 42-95312 Lucky Penny

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 734th Bomb Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group. The aircraft completed its first mission on 9 May 1944. It was the second aircraft to be named Lucky Penny after Penelope, the pet dog of Pilot Nicholas Radosevich. ...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2016 23:46:42 Morgan Lee Changes to nickname, service number and highest rank
Sources

Making some updates on my Dad that I recently found out that He was in this BG changes are made by confirming his identity thru pictures and pictures in '' Lucky Penny's Tail''

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book:A Retrospective View - World War II 1940 -1945

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