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LtR: T/Sgt William Ramsey (POW), S/Sgt Mike Cappelletti (KIA), S/Sgt George Hayes (KIA) Lt Bruce Sundlun (Escaped), Lt Zitnik(only on this 10th mission), Kneeling: Lt Reino Jylkka (POW)

Connections

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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Mike Cappalletti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), 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).

  • Reino Jylkka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4124557 'Damn Yankees. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Ramsey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 41-24557 'Damn Yankees. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • 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). ...

  • Charles Zitnik

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #4237762. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2019 16:35:54 Emily Changes to collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Ammended spelling of names, people associations and aircraft, based on information at https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5229

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2018 06:20:33 alw Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
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