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43-37843

B-17 Flying Fortress

43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

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  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 44-8430 RECALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; 546BS [BK-P]; collision damage Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed Belgium; Salvaged 8/4/45. RECALL.

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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

  • Frank Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    5 April 1945, Ball Turret Gunner on 44-8430, RECALL when the ship collided with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers, the Navigator, Togglier and Engineer/TT Gunner, bailed out.

  • Harold Adams

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

  • George Cathey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

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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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Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 01:02:34 bombercommand Changes to media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 00:54:33 bombercommand Changes to description and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 00:53:25 bombercommand Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, aircraft associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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