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Lee Oliver Belknap


Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. ETD (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30855 "Ol' Massa"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Gr Isle 3/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Dana Lenkelt, Co-pilot: Wendell Johnson, Bombardier: Harry Dershimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pack, Radio...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G ser. 42-31081, 'Son of A Blitz': ...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 42-97344 Carrie B II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Tinker 4/3/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-P] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; detailed Leipzig 16/8/44 with W. A. Shackleford, Navigator: J. M. Rush, Bombardier: W. M. Scalon, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Born Glenns Ferry, ID 83623, USA 4 November 1923

Son of Florence Belknap.

Lived in Ada County, ID, USA 1941
Enlisted Boise, ID, USA 16 April 1943
Based Deenethorpe March 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 17:14:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /