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Orville Aubrey Eudaley

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Harry Haskett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Nursed the "Mary Alice" back to England from Munich in one of the most unusual feats of skill reported from 401st base. Haskett's crew on its 5th mission, was "Tail End Charlie" and received...

  • Clyde Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

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 Elsinore, MO 28 July 1917

Son of Ernest F and Virginia M [Wisecarver] Eudaley.

Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 16 April 1969
Buried Valhalla Cemetery Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, MO 19 April 1969

Valhalla Cemetery
Bel-Nor,
St. Louis County, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 18:06:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/618639593
https://www.fold3.com/record/65914661/orville-eudaley-social-security-de...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3479
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=13231
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186214684/orville-a-eudaley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3479

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