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Phillip William Chaperon

Military

Shot down on 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3869
POW

Service

People

  • Sidney Bush

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Joseph S. Laboda Crew. 17 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3869

  • Charles Eyre

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943, Kendal Daskey Crew. 23 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112, MRS GEEZIL. Killed in Action KIA

  • Edward Fioretti

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, as crew pilot. 22 combat missions. ...

  • Leonard Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 23 combat missions. ...

  • Samuel Merlo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 24 combat missions. ...

  • Cecil Morton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Joseph S. Laboda Crew. 17 combat missions. ...

  • Darwin Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29768 'Winsome Winn II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1336

  • Joseph Rachunas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 7 September 1943, without crew. Transferred from the 6th Service Squadron, 24 combat missions. ...

  • Elmer Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29768 'Winsome Winn II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1336. POW

  • Walter Stuhl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters and the pilot injured and several fires on board on mission to Assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Fioretti Crew. 25 combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-38112 'MRS GEEZIL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 20/1/44; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 27/1/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/2/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Ed Fioretti, Navigator: Sam Merlo, Bombardier: Leon...

Missions

  • 301

    13 April 1944

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 Portland, Oregon, USA 1920
Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 5 August 1942
Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 18 October 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #121 dated 18 October 1943, Darwin George Nelson Crew. 21 combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 April 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15.

Died 29 October 2020

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2020 15:47:20 bombercommand Changes to events
Sources

https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5275

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 00:56:14 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations and media associations
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http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5275

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 23:14:42 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
National Enlisted Data Base

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3869 / MACR 3968, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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