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The incredible story of the escape from Nazi-cccupied Europe by Jewish-American Pilot Bruce Sundlun and his subequent return to support the French Resistance. The entire video can be viewed at tubitv.com

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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...

People

  • Harry Cologne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Last seen on floor of radio room, wounded and without a parachute. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • George Hayes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4124557 'Damn Yankees. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Lekas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4124557 'Damn Yankees. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Chester Snyder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4124557 'Damn Yankees. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bruce Sundlun

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Evaded (EVD). ...

Aircraft

  • 41-24557 "Damn Yankee"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Bruce Sundlun (evaded capture), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

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Date Contributor Update
13 April 2018 05:09:48 alw Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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