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Lee H. Dennis Crew - 510th BS, 351st BG - In front of 42-31899 'Chatterbox'
Rear. S/Sgt. F. D. Spaulding, Capt. L. H. Dennis, Lt. E. R. Robinson, Lt. W. F. Washburn, Lt. C. M. Summers, T/Sgt. G. E. Timmerman. Front. S/Sgt. E. E. Yonally, S/Sgt. L. D. Wall, T/Sgt. B. S. Schwartz, S/Sgt. T. F. Childress.

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Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Childress

    Military | Sergeant

  • Lee Dennis

    Military | Major | Squadron Commander

  • Elmer Robinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Missions flown from 29 February to 11 August 1944. Flew 32 combat missions, led 16 missions, received a DFC for the one where he was lead for the wing, and hit the shack, dead on, with 1010th cloud cover. The DFC was given to him by Gen. Doolittle ...

  • Bertram Schwartz

    Military | Technical Sergeant

  • Charlie Summers

    Military | First Lieutenant

  • George Timmerman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Air Medal/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Lavern Wall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Top Turret Gunner
    Though very humble and modest about his World War II military service, “Vern” served with the U. S. Army Air Force from August 15, 1942, thru Sept. 14, 1945, or as he would say, “three years and one month”. ...

  • Edward Yonally

    Military | Staff Sergeant

Aircraft

  • 42-31899 Chatterbox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 29/2/44; Missing in Action 19m Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Harry Peters, Co-pilot: Honor Windes, Navigator: Dick Miller, Bombardier: Ferris Martin, Flight engineer/top turret...

Locations

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2022 17:27:40 Douglas P Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Leslie Wall - Son of Lavern Wall

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