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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Grand Island 31/3/44; Grenier 8/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-K] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; 100+m, transferred with the 384th Bomb Group to Istres, France for passenger duties related to Project Green, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. DAMN YANKEE.



  • 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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • Walter Bush

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Harold Bussey

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Cassidy

    Military | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Patrick Daley

    Military | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Charles Decelles

    Military | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Graydon Fletcher

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • 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).

  • Ernest Hofmann

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

  • George Holmes

    Military | Passenger, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

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  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...


  • 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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Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 13:54:30 bombercommand Changes to markings and description

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 11:56:27 jgsmit4 Changes to nicknames, person associations and mission associations
Sources - grandson of Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest

AAIR 44-10-23-527 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database