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Lt. Lawrence A. Bearden, of Greensboro, NC, was KNO on 10 August 1944 during a training flight, having joined the 369th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, on 2 August 1944. Lt. Bearden was buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron


  • Lawrence Bearden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). 10-Aug-44. Awards: PH.


  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Date Contributor Update
15 May 2019 13:55:02 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.