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Lee R Gibson

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions.

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • George Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Lee Gibson crew. Awards: AM , WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bernard Goldberg

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Lee Gibson and Carl Short crews. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Jack Harrington

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Most significant experience occurred on 16-Febr-45 as consequence of bombing mission of Gelsenkirchen oil refinery. Because of flak damage to aircraft during and following bomb run, we were unable to return to England and were forced to ditch in the...

  • Harry Husnik

    Military | Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Lee Gibson crew. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John MacMillan

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Lee Gibson crew. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Schobert

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Schoberth

    Military | Sergeant | 401st Bomb Group

  • James Woodburn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAA. Lee Gibson crew. Completed 11 x missions. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-107151 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37602 'Lady Vivian'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 602BS/401 BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38677

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 28/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-K] Deenethorpe 11/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; 237 BU Kirtland 31/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Deenethorpe 1945 – 1945

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2021 13:59:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=213
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=12131

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=213

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