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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 29/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-B] Grafton Underwood 23/11/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 2/5/45; 100+m, retUS Bradley 4/7/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 13/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45. HOTNUTS.

Service

People

  • Frank Allred

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Gonyon

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-pilot / Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ray Gottfried crew. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • William Hendricks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ray Gottfried crew. 31 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Touton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Yokie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Transferred from the 15th Air Force 2nd BG 20th BS and assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #38 dated 26 February 1944, as crew pilot. He flew 30 combat missions with the 15th Air Force in Italy prior to being assigned...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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