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43-38630

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 7/10/44; Salvaged 13/6/45.(22/3/45?)

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  • Harold Adams

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

  • 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.

  • Robert Griffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in action (KIA) on 19 March 1945. After returning from a bombing raid over industrial oil sites in Germany, poor weather over England encouraged Griffin to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Henry Holz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. William Smisek crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.

  • Albert Horan

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Robert Owens crew. 36 x combat missions. B-17 44-6592 'Stardust' damaged by flak over Berlin 3-Feb-45. Pilot 2nd Lt. Ruckman flew damaged a/c behind Soviet lines and force landed at an airfield near Torun, Poland....

  • Carleton King

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

  • Merton Klatt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Lesko

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 19 x combat missions. Severely wounded by flak on 22-Mar-45 returning from a mission to Westerholt, Germany in B-17 43-38630. Despite the pilot electing to land in Belgium to get assistance for...

  • Alfred Miner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whitesides crew. 4 x combat missions. Seriously wounded in crash landing of B-17 42‑97263. Thrown, along with Togglier, though nose of A/C. WIA Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Sayers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Whitesides crew. 32 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • 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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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:24:01 mvandemark Changes to markings
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey=6951

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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