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Byron Laverne Atkins

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Erxleben in B-17 'Lazy Daisy' 42-31222

Service

People

  • James Brodie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Magdeburg in B-17 'Lazy Daisy' 42-31222 28-Sep-44. Crashed near Erxleben Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9366. ...

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31222 Lazy Daisy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Memphis 24/10/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-D] Grafton Underwood 546 [BK-D] 23/11/43; Missing in Action Magdeburg (Berlin) 28/9/44 with Jim Brodie, Co-pilot: Lloyd Vevle, ng-Byron Atkins, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lebanon, Indiana
Killed in action 28 September 1944
Enlisted Bakersfield, CA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2015 14:01:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=a...
http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5030;
MACR 9366 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 21:42:35 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5030

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 21:40:36 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5030

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9366

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