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1/LT Lawrence H. Vogt, US Army Air Forces, was shot down on a mission during WW2. He was a crewman on a B-17 and German 88's were firing on their plane. One plane in the squadron was hit and was spinning to the ground when Vogt's plane was struck by the plane and disintegrated. Men were observed falling to the ground without parachutes. He died 24 December 1944 and is buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, 4701 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY 40207 in Section A, Site 1363.

B-17 Bomber -- "The War Horse", 549th SQDN -- 385th Bomb Group, Great Ashfield, England, 1944.

Plane Names & Valiant Noses -- The 385th Bomb Group (Heavy) "Van's Valiants"

Flying Backwards in '44 by Ron McInnis

Casualty list from ancestry.com Roy V. Capwell, F/O. CB 44-08. 549 BS, 385 BG
KIA on Dec. 24, 1944 when 43-38233 collided with 43-37893 near Namur, Bel. MACR 11113
Crew List:
P: 2LT Lawrence Vogt KIA
CP: FO James Anding KIA
N: 2LT Victor Hammonds Jr. KIA
B: FO Roy Capwell KIA
TT: Sgt. Harry Sevick KIA
RO: Sgt. Richard Rudd KIA
BT: Sgt Clifford Canterberry KIA
WG: Sgt. William Johnson KIA
TG: Sgt. Calvin Rhodes -- POW
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385th Bomb Group

Ground Crews of the 385th Bomb Group

B-17 Bomber-- "The War Horse"

385th Bomb Group

385th Bombardment Group

385th Bombardment Group

385th Bombardment Group Flight Jackets

8th Air Force B-17 and B-24 Unit Markings in WW2

Wikimapia map of the 385th Bomb Group Museum in Luxembourg

385th Bomb Group (Flickr)

Friends of the 385th Bomb Group & Memorial Museum, Perle - Luxembourg (not active)

385th Bomb Group (H) -- Unofficial Site (not active)

The story of Van's Valiants, A History of the 385th Bomb Group, 2nd edition by Bill Varnedoe, 5000 Ketova Way, Huntsville, AL 35803 is now available. billvar at comcast.net. Cost: $25 post paid.