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44-8430

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; 546BS [BK-P]; collision damage Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed Belgium; Salvaged 8/4/45. RECALL.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron
  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    5 April 1945, Ball Turret Gunner on 44-8430, RECALL when the ship collided with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers, the Navigator, Togglier and Engineer/TT Gunner, bailed out.

  • George Cathey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • 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.

  • Charles Hinojos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Frank Mead crew. 35 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Cline crew. 35 x combat missions ( 13 as 1st pilot ) ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Keyser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945, James L. Drew Crew. He flew 23 combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Theodore Lanham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gummer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945, James Drew crew. He flew 30 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Lewis

    Military | Captain | 1091 - Pilot, B-17 | 384th Bomb Group

  • Douglas Lillico

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #26 dated 2 February 1945, James L. Drew Crew. He flew 29 combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allen Yerrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

Missions

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 5 April 1945

Mid-air collision with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return from Ingolstadt. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers bailed out. The aircraft was salvaged. All crew members of 43-37843 bailed out and landed safely. The aircraft crashed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 18:12:50 bombercommand Changes to nicknames
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 02:41:28 bombercommand Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description and unit associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 01:56:19 bombercommand Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 01:38:05 bombercommand Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 01:35:27 bombercommand Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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