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Merton Dale Klatt

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Baker

    Military | Copilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Francis Guill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lilburn Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ignatius Paparella

    Military | Sergeant | Flex Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. Killed on mission to Wesseling, Germany 11-Oct-44 in B-17 42-38013 'Nevada Avenger' Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Carroll Pattison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Sine

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Titus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Homer Warner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sines crew. 30+ x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Weckerly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Owen Wetherbee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. George Sine crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97150

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 26/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-F] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 544BS [SU-F]; force landed continent 10/1/45; Salvaged. SILVER QUEEN.

  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 43-38630

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 7/10/44; Salvaged 13/6/45.(22/3/45?)

  • 43-38752 Little Cinder

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. LITTLE CINDER.

  • 43-38757 Peaslee's Payoff

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; crash landed Troston AD, Sfk, UK with Wallace Davidson 8/5/45, repaired; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; 4136 BU...

  • 43-38800 BUSY BUZZARD

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 24/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; battle damaged Zeitz 30/11/44 with ? ; abandoned over continent; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45....

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Morgan, CO 9 March 1917

Son of Albert Walter and Flora E Klatt.

Lived in Spokane, WA 1942

At time of draft registration.

Enlisted Santa Ana, CA 16 March 1943

Santa Ana, California

Based Grafton Underwood September 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 1960
Buried Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, King County, WA 1960

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington

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