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Ellsworth F Calder


Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.


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


  • 41-24575 Sunrise Serenader

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier...

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
Died Wargrave, Reading RG10, UK 13 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:51 AAM AAM ingest

Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 371, / AAIR 43-11-13-500 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database