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Louis J Simpson Jr


Simpson was killed in action on 18 July 1944 when a 500lb bomb fell through the nose of his aircraft over the target. The aircraft, B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102555) managed to return to base.


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102555

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 14/5/44; ...


  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.


Event Location Date
Born Texas
Died 18 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 January 2019 16:15:32 Emily Changes to biography, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:17 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology p. 139 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia