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41-24507

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; transferred SBA trainer 11/4/43; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code BK-B, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; transferred to the 545th BS, squadron code JD-B; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with James Edwin Armstrong, Radio Operator: Walter L. House, Waist gunner: Clifford Hammock (3 evaded capture), Co-pilot: Robert L. Stoner, Navigator: Charles C. Carlin, Bombardier: Wilbert Y K Yee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bruno E. Edman, Waist gunner: Olen Grant,Tail gunner: Eldore T. Daudelin, (6 Prisoner of War), Ball turret gunner: James H. Redwing (Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed near old Etrepagny airfield, 11 miles NW of Gisors, France. Missing Air Crew Report 772. YANKEE RAIDER.

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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider'. Evaded. MACR 772 James E. Armstrong wrote a book, titled "Escape!", describing his wartime service, and his escape and evasion after being shot down.

  • Charles Carlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Eldore Daudelin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria

  • Bruno Edman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. MACR 772 POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria

  • Olen Grant

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 ...

  • Clifford Hammock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Evaded. MSCR #772

  • Walter House

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. ...

  • James Redwing

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. KIA. MACR #772

  • Robert Stoner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Wilbert Yee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

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...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 15:20:01 ED-BB Changes to markings
Sources

MACR 772
Radio Operator Walter House's Escape & Evasion Report E&E 299
Research for website www.evasioncomete.org

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 01:35:47 bombercommand Changes to nicknames, description, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 772 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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