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42-97573

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Dalhart 24/1/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Omaha 2/3/44; Patterson 12/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-Q] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Krzesinski 29/5/44 with Mark Moore Jr, Co-pilot: Clifford Cicero Sullivan, Navigator: Arthur Peter Michel Jr, Bombardier: Ralph Otho Dilley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Robert Wayne Kunce, Radio Operator: James DeValera Flaherty, Ball turret gunner: James Raymond Rood, Waist gunner: Kenneth Ainley Wyatt,Tail gunner: John Joseph Kennedy (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Korngut, three miles SW of Graetz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5318.

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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Dilley

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Flaherty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Kenedy

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down at the target (Poznan) on 29 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97573. Prisoner of War, MACR 5318.

  • Robert Kunce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Michel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Mark Moore

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 42-97573. Prisoner of War.

  • James Rood

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clifford Sullivan

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Wyatt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297573. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 15 April 1944 – 29 May 1944

15 April 1944. New Replacement Aircraft.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2017 18:04:38 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/One384thAircraft.php?AircraftK...

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2017 18:03:39 bombercommand Changes to description, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/One384thAircraft.php?AircraftK...

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 04:28:48 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5318 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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