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Istres, France

Military site : airfield

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  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 27th Air Transport Group
    KIA. C-47 crashed in the Pyrenees Mtns on a flight from Grove, England to Istres, FR.

  • James Duvall

    Military | Captain | Group Chaplain | 398th Bomb Group
    Disc.

  • Robert Fish

    Military | Colonel | 1091-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
    Commanding Officer of 492nd BG. This group was more widely known as the 'Carpetbaggers.' The mission of this group was to air drop supplies and agents in German occupied areas of Europe during WW II. Its concomitant mission was to land C-47 aircraft in...

  • Morton Hunt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 42-107027 Hikin' For Home

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; ...

  • 42-3147 'Homesick Angel'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; with Bill Dobson force landed on edge of runway at Smoky Hill, KS. 7/4/43 and damaged while parked and unmanned by John Wedding on 42-3074; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Ain M'Lila 18/7/43; Massicault 31/7/43; 26m...

  • 43-37717 THE PRO-KID

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-S] Station 106, Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; detailed Merseburg 20/7/44 with Jack L. Liebert , Navigator: Warren F. May Jr. (Killed in Action);...

  • 43-37917 Pauline

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE...

  • 43-37971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-T] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44. ...

  • 43-38588 EILEEN'S KINDERGARTEN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on ...

  • 43-39203 GLOBE TROTTER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Hunter 3/1/45; Dow Fd 13/1/45; Assigned to the 546BS/384BG [BK-L], Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 20/2/45; transferred with the group to Istres, France on passenger transport duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 18/9/46; re-assigned to 10 HBS...

  • 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...

  • 44-6909

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/1/45 ANNONY MISS; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 4/2/45; transferred with group to Istres, France for passenger transport duties (Green Project),...

  • 44-6919

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/12/44; Dow Fd 23/12/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-E] Podington 24/2/45; secret mission 1/6/45 and returned next day; Assigned to Istres, France, with Bill Gibbons, landing accident at Foggia, It 7/10/45; ret 2/6/45; Green Project,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2017 02:32:26 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

40th Bomb Wing Special Orders

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 20:11:18 bombercommand Changes to latitude and longitude
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 20:09:43 bombercommand Created entry with name, number, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, person associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

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