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Richard Carrington Crew
384th BG - 545th BS

Standing Left to Right: Harvey Esty (CP), Richard Carrington (P), Michael Smithwick (B), Robin Taber (N)

Kneeling Left to Right: Walter Parkins (TG), Joseph Scholand (WG), Arthur Brittain (R/O), Floyd M. Wright (WG), Winford Smalley (BTG), Phllip Schmidlapp (FE)

Crew of the 'YANKEE POWERHOUSE II'

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Brittain

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Carrington

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Harvey Esty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Parkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3231 'The Inferno', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Phillip Schmidlapp

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Scholand

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Winford Smalley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Michael Smithwick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robin Taber

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3231 'The Inferno', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Floyd Wingate

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #423231 'The Inferno. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-3230 Yankee Powerhouse / Mary Kathleen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Drewry Wofford, Co-pilot: Bob Palton, Navigator: Malcolm McDonald, Bombardier: George Kyriakopoulous, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2020 01:34:07 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://photos.384thbombgroup.com/picture.php?/21842/category/Carrington_R

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2018 21:10:17 grinnin Created entry with collection, caption and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo of my father with the crew of the 'YANKEE POWERHOUSE II'

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