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42-38112 JD-J, MRS GEEZIL, 545th Bomb Group, 384th Bomb Group. Shot down on 8th AF mission #301 on 13 April 1944 near Lindenfels, Germany; 4 KIA, 6 POW. MACR 3869

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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

  • Sidney Bush

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Joseph S. Laboda Crew. 17 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3869

  • Phillip Chaperon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down on 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3869 POW

  • Charles Eyre

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, Kendal Daskey Crew. 23 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112, MRS GEEZIL. Killed in Action KIA

  • Edward Fioretti

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, as crew pilot. 22 combat missions. ...

  • Leonard Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 23 combat missions. ...

  • Samuel Merlo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 24 combat missions. ...

  • Cecil Morton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Joseph S. Laboda Crew. 17 combat missions. ...

  • Joseph Rachunas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 7 September 1943, without crew. Transferred from the 6th Service Squadron, 24 combat missions. ...

  • Walter Stuhl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and the pilot injured and several fires on board on mission to Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 25 combat missions. ...

  • Donald Vorisek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943, Andrew Boles Crew. 15 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112, MRS GEEZIL. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3869 POW

Aircraft

  • 42-38112

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 20/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 27/1/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/2/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Ed Fioretti, Navigator: Sam Merlo, Bombardier: Leon...

Missions

  • 301

    13 April 1944

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 21:23:21 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
MACR 3869

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