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Leslie Curtis Gullekson


Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Rowe crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • George Rowe

    Military | 1091, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

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. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 43-37990 PARKER'S MAD HOUSE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 23/7/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 3/10/44 with John Mock, Co-pilot: Alex Milne, Navigator: Arthur Allen, Bombardier: Walt Puchalski, Flight...

  • 43-38262

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Rome 31/8/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 29/9/44; left wing caught fire on base with Ernie Andrews 31/12/44; Salvaged 1/1/45.

  • 43-38800 BUSY BUZZARD

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 24/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; battle damaged Zeitz 30/11/44 with ? ; abandoned over continent; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45....

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Beltrami, Polk County, MN 3 April 1917

Son of Cyrus M and Anne Gullekson.

Based August 1944 – January 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Burnsville, MN 28 October 2009
Buried Edina, MN 31 October 2009



Date Contributor Update
28 July 2020 06:53:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest

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