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Jack Rollin Harper

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew, 50 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Service

People

  • John Baker

    Military | Copilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Harry Neville

    Military | Colonel | Pilot/Director of Materiel | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97150

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 26/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-F] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 544BS [SU-F]; force landed continent 10/1/45; Salvaged. SILVER QUEEN.

  • 42-97592

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; 1SAG Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44, 547BS [SO-Y]; transferred (H2X) 457BG Glatton 9/5/45; 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 3/4/46.

  • 43-38752 Little Cinder

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. LITTLE CINDER.

  • 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...

  • 43-38800 BUSY BUZZARD

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 24/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; battle damaged Zeitz 30/11/44 with ? ; abandoned over continent; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45....

  • 44-6149 HOT AFTER IT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-U] Grafton Underwood 12/6/44; Missing in Action Koblenz 11/10/44 with Max Levine, Jerome Williams, George Trlica, Bill Allen (4 Killed in Action); Dale Yeoman, Bob Gilroy...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 25 July 1924

Colorado

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 30 March 1943

Los Angeles, California

Based Grafton Underwood June 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Convalescent Hospital, ZI California May 1945 – September 1945

Hospitalised California

Died 1 June 1985
Buried Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene, Chenango County, NY 5 June 1985

Sylvan Lawn Cemetery
Greene, Chenango County, New York

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