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  • 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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • William Abare

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 special Orders #68 dated 29 March 1945 as crew pilot. Eight combat missions.

  • Carl Abele

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Abraham Abramowitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943, Alfred L. Sprague Crew. 25 combat missions. 1st 544th Bomb Squadron crew to finish tour.

  • Wendell Ackerman

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    •Sustained Moderately Severe Frostbite over Northwestern Germany on 22 December 1943. • Transferred to the Detachment Of Patients, 303rd Station Hospital on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #178 dated 30 December 1943.

  • Luther Adair

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW). 26 June 1943, B17 42-3188 'Miss Carriage' was attacked by fighters, left formation and exploded. Crashed near Bernay, France. Missing Air Crew Report #15567

  • Cyrus Adams

    Military | Sergeant

  • George Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | MOS 368, Personnel Clerk
    Assigned to the 384th BG Hq Det on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #50 dated 17 July 1943.

  • William Adams

    Military | Corporal | MOS 521 Airman Basic, MOS 747 Airplane & Engine Mechanic

  • Russell Addington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | MOS 826, Supply Technician
    Served as a supply technician.

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  • 44-8853

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/45; Hunter 13/2/45; Grenier 16/2/45; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 25/3/45; transferred 351BG Polebrook 9/5/45; 305BG Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8923 THE BOSS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/45; Hunter 5/3/45; Grenier 22/3/45; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-W] Grafton Underwood 12/4/45 TRAIL BLAZER; transferred 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 9/5/45, then on to Istres, France for mapping duties; with Shelby Scott crash landed...

  • 44-8945

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/2/45; Hunter 22/2/45; Grenier 30/3/45; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-F] Grafton Underwood 10/4/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 25/7/46.


  • 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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06 January 2017 00:58:01 bombercommand Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations