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Church of St Mary the Virgin

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The church houses several original artefacts from the Deenethorpe airfield, station 128 where the 401st Bombardment Group were based.



  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born 6-Jan-17 and died 27-Jan-10 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He flew 10 x missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Merseburg on 11/21/44 in B-17 42-97600.

  • Leon Stewart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Leon F. Stewart flew 33 missions, from 10/25/1944, mission #160, to 04/14/1945, mission #248 with the 401st BG. He served as a Navigator. He flew his first 13 missions with the Fred H. Babcock crew and was transferred to the Art Seder crew for...


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 11:50:23 Rob in Norwich Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and history

Visited and photographed by Rob edwards on 10 April 2018. Photos to follow.