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Laurence G Barben


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down on Kassel mission crashed at Krauthausen in B-24 #42-51355



  • William Aaron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 09/27/44 Shot down on Kassel mission crashed at Krauthausen in B-24 #42-51355

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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. ...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Denison, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 27 September 1944
Died 27 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 03:11:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography and unit associations

Added a connection to 8th AF. Added a "-" in the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:08 AAM AAM ingest

2AD Roll of Honor  MACR 9393 History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9393 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database