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Weldon Crowe Bingham

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102688 Statement of Charges

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-L] Chelveston 23/5/44; battle damaged Dresden 14/2/45 with ? Bingham; force landed continent. STATEMENT OF CHARGES.

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 5 September 1920
Enlisted Fort Sam Houston, Texas 3 June 1941

Fort Sam Houston Texas

Discharged USAAF 18 August 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Ventura, CA 6 December 1995
Buried Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, CA 10 December 1995

Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Ventura,
Ventura County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 11:54:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84772230-weldon-c-bingham
https://www.fold3.com/record/58248645-weldon-c-bingham
https://www.fold3.com/record/620213940-weldon-bingham-1920
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146091389/weldon-crowe-bingham

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

305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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