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42-107148

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 29/4/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 17/3/45 with Bill Schauer, Van McKay, Willis Gallop, Dan Frankel, Lamar Tumlin, Claude Shaffer, Francis Condon, Ken Stewart (8 Prisoner of War); Vernon Cooksey (Killed in Action); flak, ditched Channel; Missing Air Crew Report 13114. DARK ANGEL.

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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Brooker

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Francis Condon

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Oschatz on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Dark Angel' #42-107148

  • Vernon Cooksey

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Oschatz in B-17 'Dark Angel', #42-107148. Only member of crew killed others listed as Prisoner of War (POW)'s.

  • Kenneth Curran

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Douglas Drysdale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, MOS 612 | 384th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Fishbein

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
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  • Daniel Frankel

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Oschatz on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Dark Angel' #42-107148

  • Willis Gallop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Oschatz on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Dark Angel' #42-107148

  • Andrew Goresh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner MOS - 612 | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Gray

    Military | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group

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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 17 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2020 22:34:54 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-12-05-513 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13114 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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