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Lauren Edward Sanborn

Military

Lauren "Sandy" Sanborn was born March 31, 1925 in Concord, NH. He left High School to join the Army Air Corps at age 17. After training, he was sent overseas and was assigned to the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" with the Harry Taylor Crew #552 which was forced to crash land at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications centers in Germany.
After the war he completed High School and then attended the University of New Hampshire where he earned a degree in engineering. He was recruited by Joseph E. Seagram & Sons and went to work for them after he graduated from college.
He married Audrey Graham of Concord, NH. They were married for 54 years and raised 3 children. During Sandy's career at Seagram's he resided in Louisville, KY and Stamford, CT.
After retiring from Seagram's in 1984 he moved to Santa Clarita, CA where he resided until his passing away on September 25, 2010.
"My father was a man of few words and rarely spoke about the war or the plane crash. He was a good, honest and hard working man. A good husband and father. He loved photography. I miss him."
- Rob Sanborn

Service

People

  • Gordon Cuneo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Gordon Cuneo was a student at the University of California when he enlisted in February 1943. He was Navigator on the Harry W. Taylor Crew #552. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham...

  • William Eastman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group

  • W Flack

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Jerome Krzewinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arden Mills

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Arden Mills had completed 25 missions before he flew as Co-Pilot on B-24 Serial 42-95248 on the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications centers in Germany. He was seriously wounded when the Liberator was forced to crash land at Shipdham due to...

  • Harry Siders

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Harry Siders was a Waist Gunner in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. He was on board the battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" which was forced to crash land at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945 mission to bomb communications...

  • Harry Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Harry Taylor was a Pilot in the 466th Bomb Group/785th Bomb Squadron. A veteran of many missions, he was seriously injured when he was forced to crash land his battle-damaged B-24H #42-95248 "The Falcon" at Shipdham on return from the 8 January 1945...

  • Al Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 787

    8 January 1945

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Concord, NH, USA 31 March 1925

the son of George E. and Marion L. Sanborn (The US 1930 Census has him as Laurry E. Sanborn and the one for 1940 has Lawrence...)

Lived in Concord, NH, USA 1942

7 Lawrence Street

Enlisted 26 February 1943

as a Private in the Air Corps, in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Died California, USA 25 September 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 13:05:44 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
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NARA WWII Enlistment records
US Census 1930 and 1940 for New Hampshire

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 18:07:34 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography
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added the city in CA he moved to in 1984

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2017 01:16:09 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography and events
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bio edit

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 23:00:16 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 15:32:13 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography
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bio edit

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 15:27:16 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography
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Bio correction

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 15:25:28 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography
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updating my fathers bio

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 15:05:32 Rob Sanborn Changes to awards
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adding my fathers medals to the website

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2017 02:41:36 Rob Sanborn Changes to nickname and highest rank
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My fathers highest rank reached was Captain

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 18:53:13 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography
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Made Biography correction.

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 17:12:13 Rob Sanborn Changes to biography and events
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I am Lauren E Sanborn's son and am adding a brief description of his life.

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 16:33:52 Rob Sanborn Changes to firstname and nickname
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Lauren E Sanborn was my father. I wanted to correct the spelling of his name and add his nickname.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 23:21:35 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:08 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350

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