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Paul J King

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 43 missions total. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107039 Ice Cold Katy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-M] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45...

  • 42-31087 'Heaven Can Wait', 'Boche Buster'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/9/43; Gt Falls 28/9/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-K] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Tom Hill, Wilbur Schmedel, Theo Block, Junius Chadwick, Jim Mullins, Vic Shewbert, Ed Hellenbeck, Buddy Keith, Omer...

  • 42-39765 Baby Lu III, Miss Manookie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/8/43; Scott 25/10/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 11/10/43 as BABY LU III; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-A] Deenethorpe 14/11/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 8/4/44; (?with Roger Bishop from Keesler 22/2/45?)...

  • 42-39837 Red's Rogues

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-L] Deenethorpe 9/11/43; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with ?. RED’S ROGUES.

  • 42-97947

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; 1SAG Langley 16/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 8/7/44; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-U] Deenethorpe 7/8/44; 613BS; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/8/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

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 Lawrence, Massachusetts 14 October 1915
Enlisted Boston, MA 1 May 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Deenethorpe March 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 1 April 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 11 April 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 13:48:44 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83401995-paul-j-king
https://www.fold3.com/record/621736946-paul-king-1915
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1244

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1244

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