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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.

Service

People

  • Richard Buswell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 missions from 18-Aug-44 to 10-Jan-45. Shot down on 35th mission and bailed out over Belgium. Awards: AM (5OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kendall Daskey

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lloyd Fisk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Kendall Daskey crew. 12 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marv Kravet crew. 17 x combat missions. Shot down over Oberpfoffenhofen, Germany on 24-Apr-44 with Bill MacKichan crew in B-17 42-38158. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4352 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Claus Gustafson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Entered Army/Air Force in September 1942, discharged in November 1945. ...

  • Jack Harper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    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.

  • Franklyn Higbie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Bahten crew. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Rowe crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korea and Vietnam conflicts

  • Cecil Hobdey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eldridge Huber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Verlyn Tollison crew. Flew as co-pilot to Kendall Daskey 12 x combat missions. Removed from flying duties. Transferred 8th AFRD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Places

  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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