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42-97960

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; with ? force landed Mt 4/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 26/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Chas Molder, Hobart Treadway, Ernie Knowlton, Ralph Hayden, Dan Hookailo, Harry Haynes, Damian Constantine, Harris Jacobs, Leon Rizzuti (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Neustadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12153.

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

  • Frank Allred

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Damian Constantine

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Neustadt on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297960

  • Ralph Hayden

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Neustadt on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297960

  • Harold Haynes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Neustadt on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297960

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Daniel Hookailo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Neustadt on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297960

  • Harris Jacobs

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Neustadt on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #42-97960, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Frank Jaworski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). 34 combat missions. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12153 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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