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Leslie G Lusk


Killed in a mid-air collision while on sightseeing tour of damaged Europe. He is memorialised at the site of the crash in Bocking, Essex.


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8198

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    44-8198 was on a sightseeing trip to Germany two days after VE Day when it collided with 44-8813 over Braintree, Essex on 10 May 1945. ...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Died River Mead, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AX, UK 10 May 1945


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 17:20:15 Jenny Changes to biography and events

Information added from the memorial at Braintree.

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 17:14:47 Jenny Changes to service number

Serial number added from memorial at Bocking, Essex

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest

379th Bombardment Anthology, pg 343 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia