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41-24575

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier: Claud Gober, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harvey Wick, Ball turret gunner: Ellsworth Calder, Waist gunner: Ken Barr, Waist gunner: Bill McCully,Tail gunner: Bob Bryant (9 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Alan Purdy (Returned to Duty). crashed RAF Wargrave, Berks., UK. SUNRISE SERENADER.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 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...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron
  • 544th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Angthius

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17 #42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.

  • Kenneth Barr

    Military | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Seranader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.

  • Robert Bryant

    Military | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD

  • Ellsworth Calder

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.

  • Ralph Connell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). First mission November 13, 1943 and date of accident. Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17 #42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near...

  • Albert Doman

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.

  • Claude Gober

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrave, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD

  • Joseph Gorman

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • William McCulley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Upon takeoff from base on mission to Bremen 13-Nov-1943, 384th was recalled. B-17#42-24575 'Sunrise Serenader' vibrated before going into a spin and broke in two near Wargrav, Berkshire. 9 KOM 1RTD.

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 70

    29 June 1943
    1st Bomb Wing despatches two formations: one has the air depot at Villacoublay, France as their primary; and one has the Luftwaffe airfield at Tricqueville, France as their primary. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 71

    4 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements: ...

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
Crashed Wargrave, Reading RG10, UK 13 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2017 03:18:37 charlieb Changes to media associations
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AAF PHOTO

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2017 02:38:03 charlieb Changes to person associations and mission associations
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MISSION LOGS

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2017 02:28:17 charlieb Changes to unit associations
Sources

b17 master logs

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2017 20:37:57 charlieb Changes to nicknames
Sources

Get One A/C Group 8th af

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

AAIR 43-11-13-500 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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