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43-38757 SO-L, PEASLEE'S PAYOFF
384th Bomb Group, 547th Squadron. Named for the 384th Bomb Group's first commanding officer, Colonel Budd J. Peaslee.

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Units

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wallace Davidson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #74 dated 5 April 1945, as crew pilot. 2 combat missions.

  • Budd Peaslee

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured. ...

Aircraft

  • 43-38757 Peaslee's Payoff

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; crash landed Troston AD, Sfk, UK with Wallace Davidson 8/5/45, repaired; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; 4136 BU...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 16:30:04 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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384thbombgroup.com

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