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Gordon F Lewis


Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4124417 'Dixie Demo. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230199 'Wicked WAAC. ' Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Leland Dowden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Leland A Dowden was assigned to the 369th Bomb Squadron on 1 October 1943. He completed one mission as a bombardier with William Hilton and his crew, before being shot down on 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30199 'Wicked WAAC. ' ...

Units served with


  • 41-24417 Dixie Demo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 97BG 24/8/42; dam 21/10/42; BAD 24/10/42; 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh /10/42; ditched North Sea, off Cromer, Nfk., 26/7/43 with Alphonse Maresh, Co-pilot: Bob Hoyt, Navigator: Jim Brown, Bombardier: Art Isaac, Flight...

  • 42-30199 The Wicked WAAC

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Westover 9/6/43; Dow Fd 10/6/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Rome Fd 15/6/43; Patterson 27/6/43; Bolling 4/7/43; Louisville 8/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 24/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Born Centerville, Massachusetts 4 September 1908
Died 4 May 1949
Buried Centerville, Barnstable, MA, USA


Date Contributor Update
01 November 2017 11:23:33 Lucy May Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 821