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Virgil W Wilks

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Virgil W (Bill) Wilks was a tail gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

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People

  • Orval Ashby

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Orville Ashby was a Top Turret Gunner/ Flight Engineer flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Duston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Ralph Duston was a bombardier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elvey Ely

    Military | Lieutenant | 385th Bomb Group
    Elvey Ely was a Co-pilot flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

  • Donald Graham

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer Gunner (612) / Rt. Waist Gunner / Togglier | 385th Bomb Group
    Don Graham was a B-17 waist gunner/togglier flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew.

  • Clarence Nunamaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Clarence Nunamaker was a navigator flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norris Olson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Ollie Olson was a ball turret gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rocco Spadola

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator (757) / Left Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Rocco Spadola was a radio operator / left waist gunner flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS as a member of the Gerald Stalcup crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Stalcup

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Jerry Stalcup was a pilot flying out of Great Ashfield with the 385th BG 548th BS.

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Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6569 Flying Vixen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-G] Gt Ashfield 10/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 15:30:08 Dricharlo Changes to biography
Sources

Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham and taken from the 385th BG official reels located at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2021 15:13:48 Dricharlo Changes to person associations
Sources

Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham and taken from the 385th BG official reels located at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2021 23:45:24 Dricharlo Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Rick Graham, son of Donald S Graham and taken from the 385th BG official reels located at Maxwell Air Force Base.

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