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  • 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

  • Edward Abbott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot/Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, Loren L. Green Crew. 35 combat missions. 7 Air Medals

  • Philip Abrahams

    Military | Private | MOS 555 - Sheet Metal Worker

  • Dominic Abriola

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 060-Cook
    Transferred from the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron to the 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 195 (Istres, France) Special Order# 68 dated 16 October 1945.

  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • William Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944, as crew pilot. 32 combat missions.

  • Waldemar Albrandt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945, John Anthony Blagg Crew. Twenty combat missions.

  • Glen Alfter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 13 April 1944 during Schweinfurt raid in B-17 #42-37816 'Big Stupe. ' Wounded along with pilot and navigator before crash landing at Rambucourt, France. Captured and incarcerated at Stalag Luft XVII B. Liberated May 1945. Continued service in...

  • Marcel Amann

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group (H), 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #132 dated 8 July 1944, Robert L. Farra Crew. Sixteen combat missions.

  • Joseph Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 13 July 1943, Drewry Fry Wofford Crew. 3 combat missions. ...

  • Forrest Bemis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | MOS 748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer

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Aircraft

  • 42-102430 Spam-O-Liner

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; transferred to 3rd Strategic Air Depot Langford Lodge training 4/3/45; transferred with the 384th Bomb Group to Istres for passenger...

  • 42-102442 SWISS MISS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44. ...

  • 42-37725

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/8/43 with John Hartlieb to Las Vegas Apt; Gr Island 20/10/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 19/12/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 31/12/43 with John Rich Jr, Co-pilot: George Ellsworth Wehry, Navigator: Joseph Albert Indest,...

  • 42-97573

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Dalhart 24/1/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Omaha 2/3/44; Patterson 12/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-Q] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Krzesinski 29/5/44 with Mark Moore Jr, Co-pilot: Clifford Cicero...

  • 44-6147

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-U] Grafton Underwood on 10 June 1944; during assembly for Leipzig, a mid air collision with 42-102442 (both spares) (384BG); crashed at...

  • 44-8679

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 23/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-D] Grafton Underwood 28/1/45; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 20/12/45.

  • 44-8789

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/44; Hunter 3/1/45; Grenier 4/2/45; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-X] Grafton Underwood 6/2/45; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 8/5/45; 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 14/11/47.

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
06 January 2017 00:59:46 bombercommand Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/

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