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Sidney Lewis Bush

Military

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

Service

People

  • Phillip Chaperon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3869 POW

  • 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. ...

  • Joseph Laboda

    Military | Captain | Pilot, B-17 | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, as crew pilot. Served two tours with the 384th Bomb Group and flew 48 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Donald Vorisek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943, Andrew Boles Crew. 15 combat missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38112, MRS GEEZIL. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3869 POW

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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

    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 Honolulu, Hawaii 26 April 1920
Killed in Action (KIA) Lindenfels, Germany 13 April 1944
Buried Hawaii, USA

Final Resting Place or Memorial: Section P Site 180, National Memorial Cemetery of Pacific

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 22:03:24 bombercommand Changes to person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2015 21:28:22 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3968, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...

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