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Walter Lafayette House

Military

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'.
Evaded with the help of French citizens and underground members and guided to Spain through the Belgian Comète evasion network. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 299. MACR #772.
For the story of Walter House's evasion, see http://www.evasioncomete.org/fhousewl.html

Service

People

  • James Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider'. Evaded. MACR 772 James E. Armstrong wrote a book, titled "Escape!", describing his wartime service, and his escape and evasion after being shot down.

  • Charles Carlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Eldore Daudelin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria

  • Bruno Edman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. MACR 772 POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria

  • Olen Grant

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 ...

  • Clifford Hammock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Evaded. MSCR #772

  • James Redwing

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. KIA. MACR #772

  • Robert Stoner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Wilbert Yee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24507 Yankee Raider

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; transferred SBA trainer 11/4/43; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code BK-B, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; transferred to the 545th BS, squadron code JD-B;...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

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 Kentucky, United States 3 September 1914
Lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States 1942
Enlisted Louisville, Kentucky, United States 17 July 1942
Baled out over Normandy, France 6 September 1943

from B-17 41-24507

Evaded capture 6 September 1943 – 31 December 1943

Landed in parachute to the east of Les Andelys, Eure, France. Helped in his evasion by French and Belgian people. Guided, fed, clothed, sheltered in many places in France. Led to Paris, he was guided to Bordeaux, Dax, Anglet and over the Pyrénées mountains, reaching Gibraltar on 31 December 1943. Was flown from there to England and arrived in London on 4 January 1944.

Buried Sunset Memorial Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 1980
Died Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 25 July 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 15:18:53 ED-BB Changes to middlename, biography, events and person associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 299

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 12:21:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
/ MACR 772, ;
http://384thbombgroup.com/ ;
http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1811

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 03:25:53 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1811

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 02:25:19 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 772 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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