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Kenneth L LaPean

Military

Attached is a copy of radio operator's (Fred 'Moon' Price) diary. [Documents accompany database form. ]

AM w/ 6 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME/ National Defense/ WWII VM

1 Me262 (gun camera verifictation) [not provided]

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38933 Dear Mom II/Weary Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Turners Falls, Massachusetts 9 February 1918

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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