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Lawrence E Arthurs


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

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    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


  • 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


Event Location Date
Entered service from South Dakota, USA 1942

Exact date not yet known

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


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

Correspondence with Lawrence E Arthurs' son, John.

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

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