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William Chalmers Hendricks

Military

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ray Gottfried crew. 31 combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Raymond Gottfried

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-39888

    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...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Muncy, PA 18 September 1924
Enlisted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 14 April 1943

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Based Grafton Underwood April 1944 – July 194

Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Grafton Underwood, UK 3 June 1944

Promoted to Staff Sergeant.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2020 10:48:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/543807434
https://www.fold3.com/record/87343204-william-c-hendricks
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1683

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=h...

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