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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 25/8/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 18/9/44; transferred to the 546th Bombardment Squadron, 384 Bombardment Group, squadron code BK-M, Grafton Underwood, Station 106 on 27 September 1944; transferred with the 384th Bombardment Group to Istres for personnel transport duties (Operation Green), Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • Francis Bamrick

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 384th Bomb Group
    Crew Chief for B-17 43-38548

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Earl McDaniel crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Henderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Francis Cepits crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Kotys

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 611 Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Joseph Kotys served as a tail gunner with the 546th Bomb Squadron of the 384th Bomb Group.28 x combat missions. After the war, he was a successful gymnast for Kent State University. Olympic games 1948. Won 1949 & 1950 NCAA all-around titles & four...

  • Ray Lacey

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 611 - Aerial Gunner Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Ramsay crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD ...


  • 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...

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...


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Date Contributor Update
02 March 2016 20:46:55 bombercommand Changes to description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log