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Jerry Clinton McLawhorn


Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Donald DeCamp

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean and Vietnamese conflicts rising to rank of Lt Colonel.

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24635 The 8 Ball Mk II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] New Castle 6/10/42; Molesworth 21/11/42. Flown by Captain William R. Calhoun on the 4 May 1943 mission to the Ford and General Motors works, Antwerp, Belgium, with Clark Gable on board for his first mission (slighly damaged...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Rich Square, NC 1 July 1917

Son of James Thomas and Lillie Mae McLawhorn.

Enlisted 6 January 1942
Discharged USAAF 11 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 30 June 1946
Discharged USAF 31 July 1972

Honourable discharge.

Died Southport, NC 6 March 1987
Buried Winterville Cemetery, NC 10 March 1987

Winterville Cemetery
Pitt County, NC


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 18:47:56 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 14:20:55 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:11 AAM AAM ingest

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