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42-30046 BK-H, "MERRIE HELL", 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron. Shot down on 8th AF mission #81, 12 August 1943.

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joel Acker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #289.

  • Allan Blossman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Louis Brindley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Melvin Hansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Melvin Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell.' Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #289

  • Van Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Ketterman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Spiridon Scoursi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-30046 'Merrie Hell. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal

  • Ernest Sierens

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-30046 "MERRIE HELL"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43; Missing in Action Recklinghausen 12/8/43 with Ernest J. Sierens - body never found, Co-pilot: Joel M. Acker Jr.,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 00:08:00 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

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