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Lawrence N Angthius


Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17 #42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24575 Sunrise Serenader

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Missouri, USA 13 November 1917
Died Wargrave, Reading RG10, UK 13 November 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #136 dated 5 November 1943, Ralph Jackson Connell Jr. Crew. Killed on his first mission.


Date Contributor Update
25 August 2015 21:30:13 bombercommand Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2015 21:16:57 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and media associations
Accident Report Number 43-11-13-500

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 15:17:42 Lucyd Changes to aircraft associations

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
AAIR 43-11-13-500 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 21:18:51 bombercommand Changes to surname

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:14 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 371, NARA