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42-97271 JD-A, BOSS LADY, 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group



  • 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


  • Gerald Hicks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Ramhausen in B-17 'Boss Lady' #42-97271, MACR 13565 ...

  • Sherman Meek

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 5 February 1945, Gerald Hicks Crew. 17 combat missions. ...


  • 42-97271 BOSS LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 29/2/44; Dow Field 3/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-A] Grafton Underwood 25/4/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 30/3/45 with Gerald Hicks (Killed in Action); Jesse Hendricks, Bob Thiefels, John Gussin, Bill Goodman,...


  • 898

    20 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 00:33:21 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations