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Lorenzo Thomas Maiden

Military

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 5th combat mission. Garrett Filemyr crew. Tail gunner. Failed to Return (FTR) Bordeaux in B-17 42-31315 'Liberty Run', on 19-Jun-44; flak shot off the tail. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5999

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Garrett Filemyr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bordeaux in B-17 42-31315 'Liberty Run', on 19-Jun-44; flak shot off the tail, A/C ditched in Bay of Biscay. Interned (INT) in Spain. Awards: AM, 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

  • 42-31315 Liberty Run

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Romulus 18/11/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 19/6/44 with Garrett Filemyr, Co-pilot: Herb Claxton, Navigator: Ed Robinson, Bombardier: Bob Monteil, Flight...

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
Born Colfax, Indiana, USA 1 June 1924

Son of James William and Mahala Armetta [Poland] Maiden.

Enlisted Indianapolis, IN 3 January 1943

Indianapolis, Indiana

Based Deenethorpe June 1944 – 19 June 1944

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

Died Bay of Biscay 19 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bordeaux in B-17 42-31315 'Liberty Run', on 19-Jun-44; flak shot off the tail. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5999

Buried Plainview Cemetery Colfax, Clinton County, IN 1948

Plainview Cemetery
Colfax,
Clinton County, Indiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2021 17:21:11 Al_Skiff Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68556028/lorenzo-thomas-maiden

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2021 17:20:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28652616
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652066
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762972
https://www.fold3.com/record/88633423/lorenzo-t-maiden-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/705627055/maiden-lorenzo-t-us-wwii-hospital...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2645
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=12071
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68556028/lorenzo-thomas-maiden

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2021 20:54:25 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5999 / MACR 5999, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2645 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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