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Kate Jamieson


Kate Jamieson was the lady who washed the clothes of a whole crew of a Liberator B24, and
her daughter, Greta Jamieson, was the girl in Samuel Lum's story to whom he wrote.

Betty Rice (nee Jamieson), Greta's sister, has been kindly corresponding with the Museum and has written this :

"I remember the names of Paul George and Jimmy White, but can't put a face to them
now, it was all so long ago. I also remember an Eddie Gilbert I think he was the CO,s driver.
I remember mum had had a load of logs delivered and the Americans were helping to
get them in when a sharp thunder storm broke out, and little Jimmy White panicked and
was shouting the invasion has started, the invasion has started, it just showed how much
tension these boys were under.

On a lighter note my sister violet had a 2 year old son, and when Jimmy came to pick up
his washing Violet had slipped a pair of her sons small pants in Jimmy's washing, don't
know whether they came back for the next wash but it caused quite a laugh at the



  • Paul George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758 'Swingtime in the Rockies' or 'Gin Mill Jill', Evaded (EVD).

  • Greta Jamieson

    Daughter of Kate Jamieson who washed the laundry for members of 486th Bomb Group. She befriended Samuel Lum. ...

  • Samuel Lum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wesermunde on 8/4/44 in B-17 #43-37929 ...

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  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

    835th Bomb Squadron

    *Taken from the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (* ...

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31 August 2016 10:27:51 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, firstname, suffix, nationality, biography, events, person associations and unit associations

Information from correspondence with Rice family.