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Leroy Henderson Tucker

Military

Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW).

M.A.C.R. (Missing Aircrew Report) # 2555

In Memoriam

'In honor of the crew of the "Lady Marie", shot down over Gotha, Germany Feb 24, 1944. My Husband T/Sgt Leroy Tucker, crew chief & top turret gunner, wounded POW, 15 mo. passed away Veterans Day 1997 after 54 years of marriage. Crew members Henry Lively & Geo Harlow still living, God Bless all Veterans.'
Remembered by Betty J Tucker, Tulare, CA.

Service

People

  • George Drebo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Samuel Ellicott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    - Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator #41-29117 "Lady Marie" of the 445th BG - 702nd BS - Lost 24 FEB 1944 - MACR #2555 - Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR. - 1LT Samuel Massey Ellicott sent to Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

  • James Evans

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot, Co-Pilot ; Squadron Commander | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Evaded (EVD).

  • George Harlow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    George Harlow served as a Radio Operator with the 445th Bomb Group. ...

  • Henry Lively

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner; Engineer | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, Germany on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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. ...

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29117 Lady Marie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 "LADY MARIE" SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY ON 24 FEB 1944 ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, Pennsylvania, USA 7 April 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944
Died 11 November 1997

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 23:11:13 usafdo Changes to person associations
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WAIST GUNNER ON B-24 LADY MARIE SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY
MACR# 2555

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 23:09:53 usafdo Changes to person associations
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RADIO OPERATON ON B-24 CREW SHOT DOWN IN GERMANY
MACR# 2555
A.L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 23:07:28 usafdo Changes to person associations
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CO-PILOT ON HIS B-24 CRASH MSN

A.L. DESTRO II (MACR #2555)

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27 February 2015 23:03:10 usafdo Changes to biography
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27 February 2015 22:30:00 usafdo Changes to unit associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 12:32:35 Emily Changes to memoriam and events
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Betty J Tucker via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:41 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2555 / MACR 2555, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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