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Bernard Joseph Henricks


Assigned 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 23 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • George Lesko

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 19 x combat missions. Severely wounded by flak on 22-Mar-45 returning from a mission to Westerholt, Germany in B-17 43-38630. Despite the pilot electing to land in Belgium to get assistance for...

  • Charles Shuff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 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

    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


  • 42-38013 "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. ...

  • 43-38647

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 27/9/44; Grenier 8/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 19/1/45; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.

  • 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....

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
Born Indiana 23 July 1917

Husband of Elra May Hendricks.
Husband of Helen L. Hendricks.

Enlisted Indianapolis, IN 30 June 1943

Indianapolis, Indiana

Based Grafton Underwood February 1945 – April 1945

Assigned 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 30 November 1945

Honourable discharge

Died Nashville, IN 4 September 1984
Buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson County, IN 7 September 1984

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Garden of the Apsotles