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43-38757

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; crash landed Troston AD, Sfk, UK with Wallace Davidson 8/5/45, repaired; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; 4136 BU Tinker 19/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 12/1/46. PEASLEE'S PAYOFF.

Service

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Joseph Blankinship

    Military | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • Wallace Davidson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #74 dated 5 April 1945, as crew pilot. 2 combat missions.

  • Herbert Geller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Robert Griffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged Griffin to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Jack Harper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew, 50 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

  • Everett Haskett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marion Keller crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Hickey

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • William Irons

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

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Places

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 16:42:07 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 16:40:59 bombercommand Changes to markings, description and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 16:32:58 bombercommand Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-05-08-511 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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