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Sol Bailer



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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

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 1900
Enlisted Fort Meade, MD, USA 30 January 1943

Residence: Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Private, Signal Corps

Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 11 February 1944

Assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bombardment Group on 11 February 1944 and then transferred to the 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #32 dated 17 February 1944.


Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 01:01:15 bombercommand Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations