Born in Fayetteville, AR in 1921. Grew up in Quapaw,OK. Graduated Quapaw HS in 1941. Entered AAC Dec 27, 1941. Married Wilma Joyce Phillips April 8, 1944 in Tallahasse, FL. Flew 86 Combat missions in France and Germany. Lives in Catoosa, OK.
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The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...
Military site : airfield
Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...