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42-107083

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 6/4/44; 546BS [BK-B]; Missing in Action Koblenz 27/12/44 with Elmer Nelson, Bill Horan, Marton Dobrow, Derald Melton, Edmund Zaleski, Tom Raught, Ken Rohr (7 Killed in Action); Tony Occhino, John Manicki (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Prum, Ger ; Missing Air Crew Report 11248.

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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Martin Dobrow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Elmer Nelson crew. 32 x combat missions Failed to Return (FTR) Koblenz mission in B-17 42-107083; crashed near Prum on 27-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11248 Awards: PH.

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Hedrick

    Military | Sergeant | flexible gunner/ Togglier | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Horan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 #42107083

  • John Manicki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Koblenz mission in B-17 42-107083; crashed near Prum on 27-Dec-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 11248 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Derald Melton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 42-107083

  • Elmer Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 #42107083

  • Anthony Occhino

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Prum on 27 Dec 44 in B-17 #42107083

  • Thomas Raught

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 #4251312

  • Kenneth Rohr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Elmer Nelson crew. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Koblenz mission in B-17 42-107083; crashed near Prum on 27-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11248 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 27 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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