Dexter Lishon

Military

Object Number - UPL 30700 - Captain D. Lishon, 381st BG, 534th BS. From the book: "The Mighty Men of the 381st: Heroes All" by James Good Brown

Pilot, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in AC #42-30722 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All of the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and they were then separated. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I.
25 June 1943 piloted a B-17 surviving fighter attack with loss of TG S/Sgt Tieman. Mission #3 to Hamburg, Germany. Was not 42-30722 as this aircraft was not built until July 1943

May have been copilot for 29 July 1943 flight with pilot Arthur Briggs which crash landed in Norfolk on return from Kiel in B17 #42-3221 'Whale Tail' with 3 engines out. Crew returned.
Lowell, MA

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-734654
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736850
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33199296
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680243
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32470317
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bobby T
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Whaletail
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Prisoner of War

8 October 1943 Stalag Luft I

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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 1398, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 206-7 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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