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42-102548

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [SU-M] Grafton Underwood 20/4/44; 547BS [SO-M]; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Charles Washington Baker Jr., Co-pilot: Leonard Koos, Bombardier: William M. Shaner, Radio Operator: William Austin Snead, Waist gunner: Harry Tobias Hamilton, Waist gunner: George Sabo (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Philip Lester Carlin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Louis Gutierrez, Ball turret gunner: Carroll Duane Schwartzendruber,Tail gunner: Salvatore Soto Jr. (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Zamekla, 37 miles East of Rostock, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 4814.

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

  • Charles Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles S of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814

  • Phillip Carlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17G #42-102548. While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through the undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814. ...

  • Harry Gutierrez

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17G 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814. ...

  • Harry Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on Mission #355, 13 May 1944 in B-17 42-102548 SO-M, 384th Bomb Group. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles...

  • Leonard Koos

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Charles W. Baker Crew. 2 combat missions. Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4814 POW

  • George Sabo

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 544 BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #78 dated 26 April 1944, Lawrence Murchan Crew. ...

  • William Shaner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4814 POW

  • William Snead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on Mission #355 in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. POW, MACR 1448

  • Salvadore Soto

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, theplane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

  • Carroll Swartzendruber

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

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Missions

  • 355

    13 May 1944

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) Poland 13 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 02:30:21 bombercommand Changes to markings
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 02:28:59 bombercommand Changes to person associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 02:26:00 bombercommand Changes to markings, description, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4814 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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