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Emmett George Dupas Sr

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whitesides crew. 29 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Whitesides

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. 10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron
  • 851st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97263 "LADY MARGARET"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

  • 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 New Orleans, LA 10 October 1923

Son of Cesaire Rudolph and Emma Melanie [Morgan] Dupas.

Enlisted 6 August 1943
Based Grafton Underwood December 1944 – April 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Survived forced landing 10 January 1945

10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD

Discharged USAAF 15 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 1 February 1990
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA 5 February 1990

Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2020 08:41:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/613639994
https://www.fold3.com/image/546517095
https://www.fold3.com/image/168497195
https://www.fold3.com/record/55986133-emmett-g-dupas
https://www.fold3.com/record/620838276-emmett-dupas-1923
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7992
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89789698/emmett-george-dupas

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2016 10:08:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=d...
- 490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45--0-10-519 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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