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Clyde A Lewis

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD. 28 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Harold Arnold

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Clyde Lewis crew. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Leonard Cushing

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Clyde Lewis crew. Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • William Eaton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Clyde Lewis crew. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Orville Eudaley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • James Howell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. Clyde Lewis crew. Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Alfred Marshall

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Shot down by fighters on mission to Oscherleben on 11-Jan-44 in B-17 42-37809 'Carolina Queen'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2506 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Clarence Miner

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD Completed 11 x missions and severely injured on 11th mission. ...

  • Emmett Sutton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed E of Berlin on a mission to the ball bearing works at Erkner-Berlin on 6-Mar-44 in B-17 42-38136. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2743 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Melvin Weber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. Clyde Lewis crew. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Mitchell Woods

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31070 Dame Satan II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 14/12/43; Returned to the USA SSTA Homestead 16/7/44; 4100 BU Patterson 24/7/44; 610 BU Eglin 20/10/44; Wright Fd 24/10/44; 610 BU Eglin 19/12/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-31730 'Morning Star', 'Tail End Charlie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10...

  • 42-37928

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG (PY- ] Podington 1/12/43. While parked at Little Staughton on 1 January 1944, was hit by 42-40002 of 616BS/401BG which losing brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing, ground looped and...

  • 42-40002 'Breezing Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 29/12/43. Involved in parking accident at Little Staughton on 1 January 1944. 42-40002 lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Plattsburgh, NY 1942
Based Deenethorpe May 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 13:47:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=323
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=13231
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/139507068

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=323

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