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Lawrence W Dunn


Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #39 dated 27 February 1944, Jack N. McKinney Crew. 33 combat missions.
Wounded on 8th AF mission #361, 22 May 1944.



  • Alfred Humbles

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, as crew pilot. 30 combat missions.

  • Jack McKinney

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot, Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    With 3 of 4 engines damaged on a mission to Oberpfaffenholen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-37793 'Spirit Of Winsome Winn II' headed towards Switzerland, crash landed on fire on the Swiss side of Lake Constance. All 10 crew survived. P.O.Ws for 11 plus...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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


  • 42-102501 The Challenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana...


  • 361

    22 May 1944
    From diary of Lt. David W. Leblanc: "Was up at four for a mission to Kiel, Germany. I went as first pilot and Rocky as my co-pilot. Every thing went along swell except at target. Flack was moderate but extremely accurate. Two ships in the lead squadron...

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...


Event Location Date
Wounded Kiel, Germany 22 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
17 February 2015 20:42:20 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:16 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /