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"Wise Guys" B-17 Flying Fortress Crew- Back row standing Left to Right: Charlie Sears-Toggler, Hugh Arthur-Engineer, Robert E. Hinzman-Tail gunner, Victor Jacquot, Ball-turret gunner, Front row squatting Left to Right: James Thompson Jr.-Radioman, Donald A. Phillips-Navigator, Lester Allen Wise-Pilot, Jack Q. Means-Co-pilot, Mayhew Hillman-Waist gunner

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  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

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  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

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Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 05:37:14 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations
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Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise--personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2017 05:34:34 Virginiawise50 Changes to caption
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Virginia a Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise-personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2017 05:35:00 Virginiawise50 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Virginia Wise-personal knowledge

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