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Lester Allen Wise with B17 bomber World War II

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Units

  • 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...

People

  • Lester Wise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lester Allen Wise was born June 27, 1922 and grew up on a farm in Midland, Michigan as an only child, son of Carry Addison Wise and Dora Ethel Sellers. ...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 21:42:42 Virginiawise50 Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17 pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, stationed at Great Ashfield, England

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2017 03:05:58 Virginiawise50 Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

Virginia Wise, Lester Wise's eldest daughter

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