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41-24578

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 3675BS/305BG [XK-R/F] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-U] Grafton Underwood 7/10/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA Amarillo 21/5/44 (?10/4/44?); Written off 28/11/44. Ref: PROBLEM CHILD). OLD RELIABLE.

Service

People

  • David Barkhurst

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31433 'Rum Pot', evaded capture for 7 days. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leo Teetman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Leo Teetman was born in Brooklyn to parents of Polish descent, and lived most of his life on the East Coast. He joined up in 1942 and was assigned as a gunner to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron, based at Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire....

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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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