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Lester Arnold Beck

Military

Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 26-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30174 'Gorgeous Hussy'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 90

Awards: POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Tessier

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 26-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30174 'Gorgeous Hussy'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 90 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-30174 'Lady Luck II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-S] Earls Colne 25/5/43 LADY LUCK II; Rougham 13/6/43, transferred 410BS [GL- ]; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43 with Bob Tessier,...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Magnolia, AR 31 March 1918
Based Bury St Edmunds 1943 – 26 July 1943

Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted 21 May 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 26 July 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2021 09:53:45 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29416650
https://www.fold3.com/image/693833810
https://www.fold3.com/record/83344894/lester-a-beck-wwii-army-enlistment...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 90

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