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Thomas W Landry

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Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Landry

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Born 11 Sept 1924 at Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas. Enlisted in Army Air Force 24 Feb 1943 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Had three years of college at time of enlistment. Did most of his training in Texas. Served in 8th US Air Force, 493rd Bomb...

Locations

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

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Date Contributor Update
23 August 2018 17:34:57 Darren Jelley Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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