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Evaded. . 26 June 1943, B17 42-30031 was attacked by fighters, hit by flak crashing near Bernouville, France. .



  • Howard Burgoon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). 26 June 1943, B17 42-30031 was attacked by fighters, hit by flak crashing near Bernouville, France.

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30031

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 24/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-D] Grafton Underwood 9/6/43; Missing in Action Villacoublay 26/6/43 with Harry Burgeon, Co-pilot: Vic Kress, Navigator: Dave Wilmont, Flight...


  • VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA 10 June 1920
Evaded 26 June 1943 – 12 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
12 December 2016 14:27:14 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

E & E Report #82

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / E&E 82 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 165 ,