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  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • John Blagg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Passenger
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...


  • 43-39236 BLINKIN' BETSY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Hunter 13/1/45; Dow Fd 1/2/45; Assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SO-A], Station 106, Grafton Underwood, UK on 20 February 1945; transferred with group to Istres on passenger transport duties; crash landed at St Andre...


  • 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
19 January 2015 02:11:26 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations