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George E. West Crew
401st BG - 612th BS

Back Row L to R: Hugh D. Russel (LWG), Alfred J. Morini (RWG), Michael Lefkin (TG), Thomas B. Montgomery (B)

Middle Row L to R: Douglas H. McKinnon (CP), George E. West (P), Lloyd A. Nutter (N)

Front Row: ? Stewart (BTG), Robert L. Andrus (R/O), Francis L. Russell (FE)

This crew was shot down on their 27th mission, 28 May 1944. West, H. Russel, and Lefkin were KIA, the remainder were captured. Stewart was not part of the crew when they were shot down.

Connections

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Andrus

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Michael Lefkin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Douglas McKinnon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alfred Morini

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW 'scared one away' (a FW)

  • Lloyd Nutter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Francis Russell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Hugh Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5309. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • George West

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5309. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH

Locations

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2017 03:42:51 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10901

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