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Noah Gunter


Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596



  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596 ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


Event Location Date
Born Aiken, South Carolina, USA 6 July 1920
Enlisted Biloxi, MS, USA 3 November 1943
44th BG Combat Tour Shipdham, UK 5 September 1944 – 18 October 1944

KIA on his 12th combat mission

Killed in Action (KIA) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944

KIA when his aircraft crashed, possibly after colliding with another B-24, when flying through a thunderstorm front near the coast returning from a mission.

Funeral services for Sgt. Noah Gunter, 24, who died in action on October 18, 1944 at Buttinge, Holland, will be held at the Wagenger Methodist church at 4:00 Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Walter Johnson, pastor of St. John's Methodist church in Aiken, and Rev. M. W. Lever will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Wagener cemetery. The Aiken Post of the American Legion will furnish an honorary escort for the funeral. Military honors will be accorded by a detachment from Fort Jackson. Active pallbearers will be Ray Hydrick, Thomas Craig, Roy Hatto, Lewis Sheppherd, Eugene Ready and Henry Kirkland. The remains arrived in Aiken Tuesday morning and will be at the George Funeral Home until 10 o'clock Sunday morning after which time the body will be removed to the home of Mrs. Eula Gunter, 919 Marion St. Sgt. Gunter was the son of Mrs Eula Shepperd Gunter and the late John B. Gunter. He was born in Lexington county, and before entering the services was employed by the Georgia Air Service in Bennettsville. Sgt. Gunter was a member of the 8th Air Force and was based in England. At the time of his death he was on his 15th mission, Among the decoration he received while in the service are the Air Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, the Purple Heart awarded posthumously, the American Defense, and the European Theater ribbons. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Eula Gunter, Aiken; one sister, Miss Ruth Gunter, Aiken; one brother, John B. Gunter, Jr., now with the Merchant Marine; and a number of aunts and uncles. (Aiken Standard & Review, Aiken, SC, Friday, August 20, 1948, p. 1, Col. 7)

Buried Wagener, SC 29164, USA 22 August 1948

Wagener Cemetery
Wagener, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 03:01:02 466thHistorian Changes to awards and events

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd MACR 9654