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Glenn J Lawhorn 385BG / 551BS 42-3551 “Shack Bunny” (blond)

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Units

  • 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...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Glenn Lawhorn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer/ Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 13 December 1943 in B-17 #423551. Prisoner of War (POW). POW Stalag XVIIB Krems, Austria.

Aircraft

  • 42-3551 Shack Bunny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/7/43; Grand Island 9/8/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-Q/S] Gt Ashfield 10/9/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/12/43 with Jack Fowles, Co-pilot: Edwin Dunlap, Navigator: Sam Fogel, Bombardier: Loren Childers, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

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
22 March 2021 19:26:56 Velomechanic Changes to person associations
Sources

Family collection of Glenn J Lawhorn

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2021 19:17:46 Velomechanic Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Photos from family of Glenn J Lawhorn

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