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42-97263

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Asher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner / Togglier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Lee Bergner

    Military | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 10-Jan-45 aboard B-17 42-97263 'Lady Margaret', A/C crashed on take off. RTD Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Remo Budassi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Kelly crew. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roland Dube

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whitesides crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (4OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Emmett Dupas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whitesides crew. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Herndon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Abbott crew. 35 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

  • Robert Huff

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whiteside crew. 3 x combat missions. Seriously wounded in crash landing of B-17 42‑97263. Thrown, along with Navigator, though nose of A/C. WIA Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Kantor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ben Mumper crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:46:47 mvandemark Changes to nicknames, markings and media associations
Sources

http://photos.384thbombgroup.com/index.php?/category/G42-97263

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45--0-10-519 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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