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43-38800

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 24/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; battle damaged Zeitz 30/11/44 with ? ; abandoned over continent; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45. Missing Air Crew Report 11111. BUSY BUZZARD.

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.

  • John Cresto

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, George F. Parker Crew, 18 combat missions. ...

  • Frank Furiga

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Became POW on 30 November 1944 when, because of miscommunication, he bailed out over enemy territory. ...

  • Gene Goodrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, as crew pilot, 35 combat missions. ...

  • Leslie Gullekson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Rowe crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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.

  • Bernard Henricks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 23 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Herndon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Abbott crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Rowe crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korea and Vietnam conflicts

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:33:09 mvandemark Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey=7967

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11111 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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