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42-30139 JD-O, SNUFFY, 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group, MIA 17-08-1943, MACR 294

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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

  • Oliver Sweningsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 Dated 25 July 1943, as Crew Pilot. 3 combat missions. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-30139 SNUFFY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Sioux City 30/4/43; Kearney 6/5/43; Tinker 22/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 545Bomb Squadron/384Bomb Group [JD-O] Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 14 June 1943; Missing in Action on...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
06 March 2015 04:14:09 bombercommand Changes to caption
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 22:19:42 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup,com

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