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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-P] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; {8m} on training mission 2/5/44 with Jim Miller, Co-pilot: Ed Thorn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed McDonald, Radio Operator: Francis Barnes; hitting sharp edge of runway (4 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 8/5/44.



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • Francis Barnes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, Charles F. Gowder Crew. 32 combat missions.

  • Edward McDonald

    Military | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Miller

    Military | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Edward Thoma

    Military | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Arrived in England Feb 26, 1944. 20 combat missions in B-17. Assigned Aircraft 'Aces & Ates!' #42-97273. Killed in Action (KIA) while serving as lead aircraft in 'Queenie' #42-102933 of group over Hamburg, Germany on Mission # 141. Hit by a piece of...


  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest

AAIR 44-05-01-505 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database