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Lewis Edwards Bulkeley



Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 12 January 1916
Combat Mission Cisterna di Latina, Italy 7 February 1944

His 15th Combat Mission. He was awarded a 2nd OLC to his Air Medal

Combat Misssion Carraceto, Italy 19 February 1944

His 20th Combat Mission. He was awarded a 3rd OLC to his Air Medal

Combat Mission LIttoria (Latina), Italy 10 March 1944

His 25th Combat Mission. He was awarded a 4th OLC to his Air Medal

Combat Mission Avignon, France 15 August 1944

His 35th Combat Mission. He was awarded a 6th OLC to his Air Medal

Died Aiken, South Carolina 16 June 1994
Buried Aiken, South Carolina 19 June 1994

Wagener Cemetery
Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA


Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 18:30:04 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

corrected air force connection

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2021 19:57:58 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Various General Orders of HQ 12th Air Force in 1944