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Laurence Henry Meidl of the 463rd Bomb Group

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  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

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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...

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

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

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