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"Lt Grate of the 401st Bomb Group stationed at an 8th Air Force air base in England, wears the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal 29-July-44."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron


  • Louis Grate

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x missions. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (Battle stars).


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 09:08:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations