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Lt. Elvey Ely of the 385th BG 548 BS and a member of the Jerry Stalcup crew posing in Maiden America,

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Elvey Ely

    Military | Lieutenant
    Elvey Ely was a Co-pilot flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

  • Donald Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer Gunner (612) / Rt. Waist Gunner / Togglier
    Don Graham was a B-17 waist gunner/togglier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

Aircraft

  • 43-38736 Maiden America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-P] Gt Ashfield 1/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2021 23:37:38 Dricharlo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Rick Graham son of Donald Graham of the 385th BG and a member of the Jerry Stalcup crew. Photo comes from Donald S Graham collection.

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