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43-37917

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered to Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned to the 545BS/384BG, squadron code JD-B, Grafton Underwood on 17/7/44; transferred with the group to Istres, France for passenger duties (Project Green); Salvaged 31/12/45. PAULINE. Completed 106 bombing missions with the 384th Bombardment Group.

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

  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • Richard Becerra

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

  • Walter Bush

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Harold Bussey

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Cogan

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Graydon Fletcher

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Menceslaus Gerlach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 30 November 1944 in B-17 44-8409. Killed in Action. MACR# 11128 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #190 dated 26 September 1944, G Holmes Crew.

  • John Hanrahan

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Harshman

    Military | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Clinton Henderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, William Robert Kinnaird Crew. 35 combat missions. ...

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Missions

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 527

    7 August 1944
    STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...

  • 602

    3 September 1944

  • 658

    2 October 1944

  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 678

    15 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 696

    1 November 1944

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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...

  • Istres, France

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2016 00:13:49 bombercommand Changes to markings, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 10:15:27 jgsmit4 Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

jgsmit4@gmail.com - grandson to Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 09:13:31 jgsmit4 Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations and person associations
Sources

jgsmit4@gmail.com - grandson to Richard Glen Wismer

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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