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George James Grady

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mayen on 10/11/44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' #42-97948. MACR 9479

Service

People

  • Edward LeDonne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, as crew pilot. 35 combat missions.

  • John Peterson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Mayen on 11 Oct 44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' 42-97948.

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

  • 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...

  • 42-97510 Satan's Playmate

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 25/12/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-A] Grafton Underwood 18/2/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampstead 27/5/45; no ops, to RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45;...

  • 42-97948 Hell on Wings

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-M] Podington 28/5/44; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-U] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; Missing in Action Wesseling, Germany 11/10/44 with John Wright Peterson,...

  • 44-6476

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 17/8/44; Dow Fd 3/9/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-G] Grafton Underwood 23/9/44; 544BS [SU-L]; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46.

Missions

  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week

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 New York, NY, USA 8 May 1919
POW Moosburg, Germany 11 October 1944

POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Not sure when he returned to the US, sometime after the war ended

Died Tampa, FL, USA 8 December 2002 – 11 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 15:11:24 bombercommand Changes to biography, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 12:12:21 Emily Changes to middlename, service number, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Aircraft, POW Camp info and Serial no, from 384 BG

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 14:50:22 grady327 Changes to events
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MaryAnne Grady Lane - Daughter

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 14:46:38 grady327 Changes to events
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MaryAnne Grady Lane - Daughter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9479 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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