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Laurence Raymond Gulick

Military

Assigned to 787BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. In one heroic episode, he saved his plane and crew when some bomb releases jammed and live bombs were rolling around in the plane. With the help of another crewmember, he walked onto the catwalk and lifted each bomb by hand and dropped them manually out the bombay at 16,000 feet.

Awards: DFC; AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 battle stars), American campaign, National Defence, LOM.

Service

People

  • Warren Burt

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Led his crew to complete a 30 mission combat tour. 22 March 1944 - 21 July 1944 One of the original complement of 466th BG crews.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18 April 1921

Son of Laurence S and Marguerite C Gulick.

Lived in Philadelphia, PA, USA 1942

1105 Henwyn Street

Lived in Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA February 1942

Student at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 15 June 1942

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based Attlebridge February 1944 – August 1944

Assigned to 787BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 16:00:10 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/541185753
https://www.fold3.com/record/83791371-laurence-r-gulick
https://issuu.com/silverwings/docs/onswf2018
https://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/maj-laurence-r-gulick-u...
https://www.airforcemag.com/article/his-story-2nd-lt-laurence-gulick-mas...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70136702/laurence-s-gulick
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70136704/marguerite-c-gulick

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 15:31:45 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/541185753
https://www.fold3.com/record/83791371-laurence-r-gulick
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70136702/laurence-s-gulick
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70136704/marguerite-c-gulick

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 02:31:17 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 02:30:00 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2015 02:29:17 466thHistorian Changes to surname, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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 & Brassfield, p345/daughter

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