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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/44; Hunter 12/12/44; Grenier 20/12/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-V] Grafton Underwood 3/1/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Service

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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marion Keller

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2017 00:07:42 bombercommand Changes to unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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