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Laurence Meidl's Air Medal card at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/143753945 (NARA)

Connections

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 42-29584 Sad Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/43; Salina 23/1/43; Morrison 10/3/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Navarin 19/3/43; (2m) Missing in Action Villaorba airfield, Italy, 18/3/44 with Pilot Clifford E. Magnuson; Co-pilot: Theodore G. Lauterbach; Flight engineer/top turret...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2021 15:08:49 ED-BB Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

NARA https://catalog.archives.gov/id/143753945

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