B-17 BOMBER - "THE WAR HORSE"
549th. SQDN - 385th. BOMB GROUP
Great Ashfield - England - 1944
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|Also ---In Memory of :
LT. WOODROW WILSON DUTT
& LT. ROY M. SLAPER
and ALL their Buddies that flew Heavy Bombers out of England during WW II.
WOULD LIKE TO THANK FRANK REESE MAYS, ( Ball Turret Gunner )ALONG WITH HIS BUDDY, JIM ( Duke )SKOPHAMMER, ( Waist Gunner , WHO HELPED MAKE THIS SITE POSSIBLE. BOTH MEN ARE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE WAR HORSE CREW.
This site received much assistance from a number of sources when trying to locate the "where-abouts" of family and gravesites of Lt. W. W. Dutt and Lt. Roy Slaper.
|LT. C.H. LAMPING'S CREW - 549TH. SQDN - 385TH BOMB GROUP
8TH U.S. ARMY AIRFORCE
FLEW OUT OF GREAT ASHFIELD ENGLAND - 1944
THE WAR HORSE CREW WOULD LIKE TO SALUTE AND THANK THOSE WHO SERVED IN KOREA
AND VIETNAM WAR - GULF WAR - AND LET'S NOT FORGET WW1 AS WE NOW ADD THOSE SERVING IN AFGAN & IRAQ
Plus Veterans of all other battles our military has fought
385TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP SITE BY GUY RIES BELOW
ON THE LINK PAGE YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO VET SITES. Some of these pages go beyond info associated only with the 385th Heavy Bomb Group. You will have to look and search for a link suitable to your needs.
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