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Philip Lewis Moody

Military

Member of Ford's crew
Born and raised in the Gila Valley, Graham County, Arizona. Fiercely patriotic and emotional when seeing the flag. Didn't talk much about the war, except the story of evacuating French POWs. It was very difficult as the French fell down and kissed their feet. It was hard for them to spray them with DDT before letting them on the plane due to the lice. He spoke of it with great emotion, 40 years later.

Service

People

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Francis Burns

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt Francis F. Burns flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Togglier.

  • Charles Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • Charles Dick

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt Charles B. Dick flew 36 missions, from 02/21/1945, mission #211, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner.

  • William Englett

    Military | Private First Class | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born Jan 6, 1917 and died Jan 27, 2010 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He flew several missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron.

  • George Hansen

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt George Hansen Jr. flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Radio Operator.

  • William Karre

    Military | Technical Sergeant | RCM Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt William E. Karre flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a RCM Operator.

  • Terence McArron

    Military | Major | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    During WWII McArron flew several bombing missions over Germany. Following the war he joined the reserves and retired with the rank of Major. In addition to completing college with a BA, Terry had a full career with the US Postal service and retired as...

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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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37706 Satan's Chillen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-U] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 44-6132 Snicklefritz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-B] Deenethorpe 8/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45.

  • 44-6146 Little Cheezer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-R] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; 613BS [IN-R]; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14...

  • 44-6313 Budd's Dudds

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. BUDD’S DUDDS.

  • 44-6588 Carrie B IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 6/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45. CARRIE B IV.

  • 44-6842 Little Larry

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/11/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-V] Deenethorpe 19/12/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 10/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46.

Missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 21:17:46 ptmcarron Changes to person associations
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 21:11:40 ptmcarron Changes to firstname, nickname and person associations
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 12:38:06 bmk85546 Changes to biography and mission associations
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recollection of daughter, Brenda Moody Kempton

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 12:25:36 bmk85546 Changes to aircraft associations
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401stbg.org

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 12:16:22 bmk85546 Changes to middlename and firstname
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birth certificate

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:30 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=1957">http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1957>

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