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43-38752

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. LITTLE CINDER.

Service

People

  • 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.

  • Rueben Farnsworth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Geller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-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 the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Jack Harper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew, 50 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Hickey

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 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 the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Franklyn Higbie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Bahten crew. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Irons

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 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 the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the group. ...

  • Donald Jeffrey

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 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 the pilot to drop from formation, losing contact with the other aircraft of the 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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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 22:03:54 KNS_MightyEighth Changes to nicknames
Sources

384th BG Website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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