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SSGT James P. Naughton
Tail Gunner
William Waldron Crew
487th BG - 836th BS
KIA - 24 December 2016



  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb 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...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron


  • James Naughton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) when B-17G #43-38926 'Weary Willy' piloted by Lieutenant William J. Waldron was attacked by fighters


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
05 August 2016 22:45:18 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations