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James Woodrow Chadwick

Military

Shot down 11 September 1944 in B-17 #42-107058 'White Angel', Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #8903

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

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
Killed in action 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 03:51:17 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2016 22:52:00 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

2015-02-23 consolidated with information from duplicate file http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/113143

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 23:49:33 bombercommand Changes to middlename and service number
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5269

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8903, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c...

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