Lawrence Arthurs served as top turret gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group out of Chelveston, England. On 24 August 1944, he was flying in B-17 #4297533 when it crashed at Hunterburg, Germany. He bailed out and was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).
Units served with
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Langley 14/1/44; Presque Is 11/2/44; Assigned 482BG (H2S) Alconbury 19/2/44; transferred 365BS/305BG [WF-E] Chelveston 20/3/44;
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...
|Entered service from
||South Dakota, USA
Exact date not yet known
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||24 August 1944 – 1945