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Earl D McCreary


B-17 was 'Charlotte Ann'. It was named for the co-pilot's wife

Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster/ purple heart/DFC


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb 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...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

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...


Event Location Date
Born Eldorado, Kansas 29 October 1919


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2018 04:22:19 Peggy Mac Changes to media associations


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2018 04:08:08 Peggy Mac Changes to nickname, awards and media associations

Source of this information comes from his daughter.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:56 AAM AAM ingest

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