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Lewis N Elwood

Military

Lewis Elwood was working on his parents' farm in Ohio in 1940. Enlisting in November 1942, he was sent overseas and was assigned to the 389th Bomb Group in England. He was Top Turret Gunner on B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann' when it crashed shortly after takeoff, believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland on 10 February 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Lonnie Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Lonnie Lewis was working on his parents' farm in Yazoo County, Mississippi in 1940. He enlisted in August 1942 and was sent overseas in 1943 and assigned to the 389th Bomb Group in England. He was a Gunner on B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann' when it...

  • George Lewman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    George Lewman was a Nose Gunner on B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann' when it crashed shortly after takeoff, believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland on 10 February 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert Loebs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed shortly after takeoff believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland in B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Pasquale Mirando

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 389th Bomb Group
    Pasquale Mirando was a member of the 389th Bomb Group/546th Bomb Squadron. He was on B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann' when it crashed shortly after takeoff, believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland on 10...

  • Elmer Rightmire

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed shortly after takeoff believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland in B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Taylor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed shortly after takeoff believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland in B-24J #42-1000046 'Patsy Ann'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William West

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed shortly after takeoff believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland in B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Yelvington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed shortly after takeoff believed due to severe icing conditions on a mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland in B-24J #42-100046 'Patsy Ann'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100046 Patsy Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24J "Patsy Ann" - Serial 42-100046 of 389th Bomb Group/565th Bomb Squadron crashed shortly after take-off on the 10 February 1944 mission to the Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands. The weather was very cold and misty and it is presumed that...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, United States 1922

the son of George and Donna Elwood

Lived in Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, United States 1942
Enlisted Columbus, Ohio, United States 10 November 1942
Died Timerham, near Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom 10 February 1944

Wounded in the crash of 42-100046, he died shortly after.

Buried Desenberg Cemetery, Lafayette, Ohio, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2015 12:39:13 ED-BB Changes to service number, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2015 12:09:14 ED-BB Changes to person associations
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Crew of 42-100046

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2015 12:04:11 ED-BB Changes to biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Corrected A/C Serial

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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