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Lee Roy Test Jr

Military

Completed 32 missions in 77 days in 1944, including D-Day. Berlin the worst. No crew injuries in combat. Bomb. Dan Adams, Nav. Carl Foster and I are still alive at 2/16/04.

ETO Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, Air Medal with 3/Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC

Service

People

  • John Ryan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    air medal

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Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 602nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97252 Devil's Mistress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-K] Polebrook 24/5/44; 103m Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45;...

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Parsons, Kansas 20 July 1921
Lived in Los Angeles, CA, USA 1930
Died California, USA 20 December 2009
Buried Riverside, CA, USA 23 December 2009

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 01:36:45 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Test&GSfn=lee&GSby...

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

398th History, Vol 1 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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