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Lawson Dorwin Whitlow

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  • Norwich

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Colchester

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Magnolia, AR 71753, USA 21 January 1914

Born in Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas, son of Lawson Thomas Whitlow and Annie Josephine "Josie" McMahen Whitlow

Died 16 April 1989

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 00:30:12 grammy Changes to role
Sources

Myra Foreman Whitlow, wife of Corporal Lawson Dorwin Whitlow

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 00:28:31 grammy Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Myra Foreman Whitlow, wife of Corporal Lawson Dorwin Whitlow

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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