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Donald S Graham

Military

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.

Service

People

  • Orval Ashby

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Orville Ashby was a Top Turret Gunner/ Flight Engineer flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Duston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Ralph Duston was a bombardier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elvey Ely

    Military | Lieutenant | 385th Bomb Group
    Elvey Ely was a Co-pilot flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

  • Clarence Nunamaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Clarence Nunamaker was a navigator flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norris Olson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Ollie Olson was a ball turret gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rocco Spadola

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator (757) / Left Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Rocco Spadola was a radio operator / left waist gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Stalcup

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Jerry Stalcup was a pilot flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS.

  • Virgil Wilks

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Virgil W (Bill) Wilks was a tail gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31378 Rum Dum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-M] Gt Ashfield 1/12/43; with Muchow force landed Germany; 100+m, n/battle damaged force landed Troston AD with Mike Brochmann 30/5/45; Salvaged. RUM DUM.

  • 43-38736 Maiden America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-P] Gt Ashfield 1/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28...

  • 44-6569 Flying Vixen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-G] Gt Ashfield 10/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

  • 44-14414 Cherokee Kid

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51D-10 “CHEROKEE KID” 44-14414 was delivered new to the 357th ...

Missions

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Worcester, Massachusetts 25 May 1925
Died 7 May 2008
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 15:25:36 Dricharlo Changes to biography
Sources

Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham and taken from the 385th BG official reels located at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 00:38:31 Dricharlo Changes to aircraft associations
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Rick Graham, son of Sgt Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2021 16:12:18 Dricharlo Changes to unit associations
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Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2021 16:10:01 Dricharlo Changes to role and unit associations
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Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 18:01:12 Dricharlo Changes to person associations
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Rick Graham, 385th Bomb Group Reels from Maxwell Air Force Base, and son of Sgt. Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2021 18:29:28 Dricharlo Changes to aircraft associations
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Rick Graham, son of Sgt Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2021 19:10:02 Dricharlo Changes to media associations
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Submitted by Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2021 18:53:23 Dricharlo Changes to mission associations
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Submitted by Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2021 18:48:54 Dricharlo Changes to mission associations
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Submitted by Rick Graham, son of Donald R Graham.

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2020 19:19:52 Dricharlo Changes to media associations
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Rick Graham provided the photo and is the son of Sgt. Donald S Graham.

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2020 21:37:29 Dricharlo Changes to events
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Rick Graham - Donald S Graham's son.

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2020 18:54:41 Dricharlo Changes to media associations
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Rick Graham - Donald S Graham’s son

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2020 18:12:45 Dricharlo Changes to nickname and place associations
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Rick Graham - Son of Donald S Graham

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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