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42-102933 BK-Q, "QUEENIE", 546th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group



  • 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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • Kenneth Hale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Bailed out of B-17 after 3 propellers quit and losing altitude at 200 ft per minute. Mission to Moosberg on 12 December 1944/released May 1945/ Prisoner of War (POW) He completed 32 combat missions. Plane was B-17 #42-102993 BK-Q, "QUEENIE". MACR 11340...


  • 42-102933 QUEENIE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-Q] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; battle damaged Merseburg 12/12/44 with ?; crash landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11340. GREMLINS HOTEL aka QUEENIE.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 22:50:23 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations