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42-102442

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44.
Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on 15 April 1944.

During assembly for Leipzig, involved in a mid-air collision with 44-6147 on 7 July 1944; crashed Withersfield, near Haverhill, Suffolk, UK, with Earl O. Anderson Jr, Co-pilot: Walter B. Shreve Jr., Navigator: Carl Hartning, Bombardier: William L. O’Leary, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wilmer L. Loyd, Radio Operator: John D. Sherman, Ball turret gunner: Neal W. Noland, Waist gunner: Homer J. Evans (8 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Glen S. Hinshaw (Returned to Duty).

Salvaged 8/7/44. SWISS MISS.

One of two spares on this mission collided, 44-6147.

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Aircraft

  • 44-6147

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-U] Grafton Underwood on 10 June 1944; during assembly for Leipzig, a mid air collision with 42-102442 (both spares) (384BG); crashed at...

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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

  • Earl Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in collision with 44-6147 over Cambridge 7 July 1944.

  • Phillip Dehabey

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Harold W. Peterson Crew. He completed his tour with 29 combat missions.

  • Homer Evans

    Military | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in collision with another 545th BS plane over Cambridge

  • Arthur Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Harold W. Peterson Crew. He completed his tour with 29 combat missions.

  • Melvin Haggai

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Harold W. Peterson Crew. He completed his tour with 30 combat missions.

  • Carl Hartnig

    Military | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in collision with another 545th BS plane over Cambridge

  • Glenn Hinshaw

    Military | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with 44-6147 on 7 July 1944. Returned to Duty (RTD).

  • Wilmer Loyd

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in collision with another 545th BS plane over Cambridge

  • Richard Maddox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Harold W. Peterson Crew. He completed his tour with 30 combat missions.

  • Neal Noland

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in collision with another 545th BS plane over Cambridge

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Missions

  • 458

    7 July 1944

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
22 March 2017 02:38:52 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2015 12:54:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings and description
Sources

Associated people - MACR 15146

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 00:14:44 bombercommand Changes to nicknames, markings, description, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-07-07-515 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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