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Carroll Duane Swartzendruber - Wellman, 384th BG, KIA

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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

  • Charles Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles S of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814

  • Harry Gutierrez

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17G 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814. ...

  • Leonard Koos

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Charles W. Baker Crew. 2 combat missions. Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4814 POW

  • George Sabo

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 544 BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #78 dated 26 April 1944, Lawrence Murchan Crew. ...

  • William Shaner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4814 POW

  • William Snead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down on Mission #355 in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. POW, MACR 1448

  • Salvadore Soto

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, theplane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

  • Carroll Swartzendruber

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

Aircraft

  • 42-102548

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [SU-M] Grafton Underwood 20/4/44; 547BS [SO-M]; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Charles Washington Baker Jr., Co-pilot: Leonard Koos,...

Missions

  • 355

    13 May 1944

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
23 March 2017 04:37:48 bombercommand Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=3052

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 04:11:59 bombercommand Changes to caption
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=3929

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2016 13:48:00 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor

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