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43-37990

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 23/7/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 3/10/44 with John Mock, Co-pilot: Alex Milne, Navigator: Arthur Allen, Bombardier: Walt Puchalski, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Sweeney, Radio Operator: Jim Scott, Ball turret gunner: Wilf Price, Waist gunner: Bill Poulos,Tail gunner: Angelo Patrizio, all crew OK when ship force landed Belgium, Salvaged 14/11/44. PARKER’S MADHOUSE (Remains were found on farm at Tremelo, near Brussels, and most cleared away by scrapmen. However the tailplane was used on the farm for about 60 years and is now a project for restoration Belgian Aviation History Society).

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

  • Leslie Gullekson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Rowe crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Everett Haskett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marion Keller 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

  • Lloyd Jarreau

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Bahten crew. 36 x combat missions ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marion Keller

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2017 20:29:15 bombercommand Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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