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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 1/3/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 600BS [N8-G]; no ops, transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 7/12/44; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.



  • 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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • Harold Bussey

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Carl Euting

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Graydon Fletcher

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Darwin Kelley

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Leibel

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • David Lewis

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Schoebel

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Richard Wismer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew B-17 'Pauline' DFC/Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME ribbon with 3 stars


  • 723

    25 November 1944


  • 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...

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...


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Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 12:05:58 jgsmit4 Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources - grandson of Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 22:49:28 zacharyalanstewart Changes to nicknames

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

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