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Lucky Bastard Club

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Kostick

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner
    Edward Kostick served as a radio operator with the 385th Bomb Group flying missions out of Great Ashfield, England, between 25 June 1944 and 5 January 1945.

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
28 May 2018 00:47:19 SCKostick Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Edward Kostick collection

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