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Laurence Henry Meidl of the 463rd Bomb Group



  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

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  • Laurence Meidl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret gunner
    Laurence Meidl was killed in Action on 18 March 1944, on a mission to Villaorba, Italy, while flying as Ball Turret gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress 42-29584. It was Laurence's 40th mission with the 2nd Bomb Group/429th Bomb Squadron. He had flown his...


Date Contributor Update
11 March 2021 11:44:27 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Images courtesy of Cassandra Thorson, Great niece of Laurence Meidl, and Granddaughter of Hilarious Meidl (SSGT US Air Force Korea) .