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Lt Clyde Lewis and crew. 615BS, 401BG

Rear L-R: Harold S. Arnold, Col William T. Seawell, Clyde A. Lewis, Unk, Charles G. Chaffey.

Front L-R: Thomas A. Davis, Hinson C. Jones , Brendan J Lynch, Orville A. Eudaley. Unk.

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Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Arnold

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Clyde Lewis crew. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Charles Chaffey

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Special Purpose Navigator
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DSC, DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Munster in B-17 42-31077 'Pakawalup II' 30-Sep-44; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire, crashed near Bursteinfurt. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9416 ...

  • Orville Eudaley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Hinson Jones

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Haskett crew. 27 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Clyde Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Brendan Lynch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions in B-17 'Mary Alice. ' On fifth mission, 13-Jul-44, was attacked by FW190's and ME109's. Emergency landing at RAF base. Tail Gunner, Ed Page, fatally wounded. Plane heavily damaged. ...

  • William Seawell

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer of 401st BG from 5 December 1944 to 30 May 1945. Flew 30 missions. He later served as Commandant of the cadets at USAF Academy in Colorado and then as President and Chairman of Pan Amercian World Airways. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 13:54:30 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 12:57:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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