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384th Bomb Group, Black Triangle, White P, Early 1944 to August 1944

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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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Andrews

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, William A. Fairfield Crew, 31 combat missions.

  • Leo Bray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, William A. Fairfield Crew, 32 combat missions.

  • Donald Chubb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97081. Ditched, Killed in Action (KIA). His sister Mary was with the 181st Medical Division in England and was killed in a plane crash on 14 June 1944. PH

  • Douglas Drysdale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, MOS 612

  • William Fairfield

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, as crew pilot, 30 combat missions.

  • Clarence Flory

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, William A. Fairfield Crew, 28 combat missions.

  • Millie Hailey

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot

  • Morgan Himmelstein

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground Crew/Crew Chief

  • Jack Hunter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Jack W. Hunter was assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron while the 384th Bomb Group was being formed and trained at Wendover, Utah. When the 384th Group operated from Grafton Underwood, Station 106, UK, he was a Crew...

  • Vincent Larkin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret gunner, Flexible Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #85 dated 6 May 1944, William A. Fairfield Crew, 32 combat missions.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102442 SWISS MISS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44. ...

  • 42-107058 White Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator...

  • 42-107224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SU-Q] Grafton Underwood on 6 June 1944; on a training flight, 3 August 1944 with Howard A. Jung, Navigator: Thomas C. Bates, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97404

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 26 February 1944; Kearney 16 March 1944; Grenier 26 March 1944; Assigned to the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SU-L] Grafton Underwood on 27 March 1944; Missing in Action on a mission to Stettin, 13 May 1944 with Tom Rex...

  • 42-97573

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Dalhart 24/1/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Omaha 2/3/44; Patterson 12/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-Q] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Krzesinski 29/5/44 with Mark Moore Jr, Co-pilot: Clifford Cicero...

  • 43-39053 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 19/7/44; Dow Fd 29/11/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-D] Grafton Underwood 7/1/45; Missing in Action Coesfeld 23/3/45 with John Conner, Mack Robinette, Paul Bellavance, Claude Hollenbeck, Willard Earl, Hal Burke (6 Prisoner of War); Max...

  • 44-6147

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-U] Grafton Underwood on 10 June 1944; during assembly for Leipzig, a mid air collision with 42-102442 (both spares) (384BG); crashed at...

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
11 March 2015 18:40:17 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

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