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Lawrence H Moore


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wolfsburg on 22 Feb 45 in B-17 'Beatty's 8-Balls' #43-39128. Mention in Hell from Heaven: Memoirs of a WW II B-17 Bombardier by Leonard Streitfeld pg. 121


Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-39128 “Beatty's 8-Balls”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/12/45; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 13/2/45; (4m) Missing in Action Wittenberg, Ger 22/2/45 with Hubert Beatty, Co-pilot: Jim Honaker, Navigator: Jim Luna (3 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Urie Zook,...


Event Location Date
Born Hulgh, Alabama, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 22 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 01:26:10 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2020 18:39:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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 / MACR 12650 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database