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Langston Jesse Shelton



Units served with

  • 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...

  • 443rd Sub-Depot
  • 471st Sub-Depot
  • 6th Service Squadron

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...

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...


Event Location Date
Born Virginia 1917
Enlisted Richmond, Virginia 29 October 1940

Enlisted in the Air Corps at Richmond, Virginia
Resident of Giles County, Virginia
Nativity: Virginia

Assigned Grafton Underwood 15 January 1943 – 19 November 1943

Assigned to the 6th Service Squadron, per 6th Service Squadron Payroll Roster 1943-01, effective 15 January 1943.

Transferred grafton underwood 19 November 1943 – 2 February 1944

Assigned to the 443rd Sub Depot, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 19 November 1943.

Transferred Lavenham 2 February 1944

•Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 443rd Sub-Depot (Class I) Morning Report - transferred to 471st Sub-Depot, AAF Station 137, effective 2 February 1944.


Date Contributor Update
10 July 2019 21:40:03 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

2019-07-10 Information from AAM File was consolidated with this file.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:06 AAM AAM ingest

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