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William Louis Graeb



Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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...

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

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...


Event Location Date
Born 1922
Enlisted Newport, KY 41071, USA 14 October 1942

Residence: Ohio County, West Virginia
Private, Air Corps

Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 17 November 1943 – 25 May 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, George Berry West Crew. 28 combat missions.

Relieved from assigned and transferred to the 398th Bomb Group, AAF Station 131, effective 22 May 1944, departed 1400, 25 May 1944 per 544th Squadron Morning report 25 May 1944.


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia