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Reed J. Lamb attended Pima high school and Arizona State college. He was called to active duty in September, 1940, and completed his flight training at the army air force advanced flying school in Roswell, New Mexico. He married Miss Marie Carlynn Andersen in November 1942 and from Reno the couple went to Salt Lake City in Utah where F/O Lamb was temporarily assigned.

The aircraft was hit by flak.

His brother Nash Larue Lamb was killed in action in the South Pacific during a kamikaze attack aboard the USS Gilligan DE-508 on January 12, 1945.



  • Reed Lamb

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #42-3099. Plane crashed into North Sea, Killed in Action (KIA).


  • 42-3099

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 26/4/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Bill Pinson (POW-picked up by German minesweeper R88); Co-pilot: Reed Lamb, Navigator: Davis Murdock, Bombardier: Leroy...


  • VIII Bomber Command 62

    11 June 1943
    The harbour facilities, port areas and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the largest number of heavy bombers yet despatched on a single mission - 252. This is the first mission flown...


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