A B-17 Flying Fortress (SO-K, serial number 42-97204) of the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Aircraft Name: SKYLARK Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob (R.L.) Coleman, Conn.'
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (SO-K, serial number 42-97204) of the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob (R.L.) Coleman, Conn.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 30/3/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Harry Rainey, Co-pilot: J.Z. Rowe, Navigator: Chas Francis, Bombardier: Walt Kendall,...
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...