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41-24525

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-O] Presque Is 22/9/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/9/42; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-Y] Grafton Underwood 14/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 with Walter Ernest Garner, Co-pilot: Philip Bern, Bombardier: James Daigle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russell Hawk, Radio Operator: William Edmiston, Ball turret gunner: Edward Radon, Waist gunner: Charles Hays,Tail gunner: Jack Anderson (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Guy Canale, Waist gunner: Charles Hannah (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Port-le-Grand, four miles NW of Abbeville, France. Missing Air Crew Report 1608. WHAT'S COOKING DOC?

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

  • Jack Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Evaded (EVD). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR.

  • Philip Bern

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?'Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. Stalag Luft I. PH/ POW

  • Guy Canale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. PH

  • James Daigle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. POW

  • William Edmiston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #41-24525 'What's Cooking Doc?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, France. Missing Air Crew Report #1608 POW

  • Walter Garner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'WHAT'S COOKIN' DOC?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, France. Missing Air Crew Report 1608 POW

  • Charles Hannah

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR.

  • Elmer Hawk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. POW

  • Charles Hays

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. POW

  • Edward Rardon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on 7 January 1944 in B-17F #42-24525 'What; s Cooking Doc?' Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Port-le-Grand, FR. POW

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 178

    7 January 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. The formation has three elements. The bomber gunners of the entire force claim 30-6-17 of attacking German aircraft. ...

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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 7 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 02:20:31 bombercommand Changes to description
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 02:00:15 bombercommand Changes to nicknames
Sources

384THBOMBGROUP.COM

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 01:59:24 bombercommand Changes to person associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup
Fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1608 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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