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44-8430 SO-, RECALL, 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after substantial damage from mid-air collision with 43-37843 in bad weather, on returning from mission, 4/5/45. Charles Allyn Lewis, pilot.



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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



  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 44-8430 RECALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; 546BS [BK-P]; collision damage Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed Belgium; Salvaged 8/4/45. RECALL.



  • 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...


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23 February 2015 00:43:54 bombercommand Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 18:10:31 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations