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Francis Claude Eberhart

Military

33 missions--13 B-24, 20 B-17
Flew on B-24H 42-52763 Blow Job

DFC 1C, AM 4C

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Manchester, Iowa 18 April 1918

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2019 14:42:26 Emily Changes to nickname
Sources

Transferred biographical details pertaining to Lay incorrectly added to photo caption of FRE 2047 by user PaulWebber

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2017 09:16:12 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.487thBG.org roster

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/SquadronCOs.shtml

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