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Leslie Otho Amundson

Military

Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-29987. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft 1. MACR 1662

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29987

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 31/3/43; Romulus 10/4/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 18/5/43; Transferred to the 547th Bombardment squadron, squadron code SO-Q, 384th Bombardment Group, station 106, Grafton Underwood on 19 September 1943...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sunnyside, WA, USA 16 June 1920
Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering NN14, UK 5 November 1943 – 26 November 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943 as Crew Pilot. One combat mission.

Prisoner of War Barth, Germany 26 November 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Died Sunnyside, WA, USA 13 October 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2017 16:09:48 bombercommand Changes to events
Sources

http://www.funeralhomesmith.com/notices/LeslieLes-Amundson

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2017 02:07:07 bombercommand Changes to surname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=96

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2017 19:19:57 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=96

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2017 19:19:18 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=96

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1662 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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