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42-107057 BK-T, SPIRIT OF 96, 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Shot down on mission #647, 25 September 1944.

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Lentz

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Wiesbaden on 9/25/44 in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057, MACR 9414.

  • Noel Plowman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Spirit of '96' 42-107057.

Aircraft

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

Missions

  • 647

    25 September 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...

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Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 01:55:10 bombercommand Changes to mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 01:54:02 bombercommand Changes to caption
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16 March 2015 00:58:24 bombercommand Changes to caption
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16 March 2015 00:06:45 bombercommand Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 00:03:34 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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