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Marvin Lee Lutes, circ. 1940's.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron


  • Marvin Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer and Right Waist Gunner
    "Sgt. Lutes Gets Oak Leaf Cluster" ...


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Date Contributor Update
07 July 2021 16:16:13 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to unit associations

Making the proper corrections to Marvin Lee Lutes' Bombardment Group designation.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 18:50:54 hansvonmaltzahn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations

This photo is from the collection of Mrs. Kitturah Beatrice Lutes Westenhouser, niece of Marvin Lee Lutes.