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Lawrence E Arthurs

Military

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).

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97533

    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; ...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Entered service from South Dakota, USA 1942

Exact date not yet known

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 August 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 15:48:33 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Correspondence with Lawrence E Arthurs' son, John.

See also:
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=40924

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8208 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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