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Lawrence Holmes Wager


Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31274 'Sea Hag', Returned to base.


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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31274 SEA HAG

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/10/43; Romulus 3/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU- ] Grafton Underwood 22/11/43; Missing in Action on a mission to Ludwigshafen 30 December 1943 with Randolph G. E. Jacobs, Co-pilot: Winthrop Alsop Jackson, Navigator: John Quinn...

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...


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Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 19:20:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2017 16:09:54 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography, place associations and aircraft associations

Brought in information from duplicate records. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1768

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2017 19:33:31 mvandemark Changes to surname, middlename and role

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2015 20:39:40 bombercommand Changes to surname

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:14 AAM AAM ingest

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