•Flew to England with 384th Group Commander, Colonel Budd J. Peaslee, per Army Air Base Kearney Special Orders #96 dated 17 May 1943.
• Original Group Bombardier.
• Promoted from 1LT to Captain between 24 and 28 July 1943 (per mission loading lists).
• Transferred from Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group to the 544th Bomb Squadron on Station 106 Special Order #12 dated 18 January 1944.
Military | Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured.
Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; pilot | 384th Bomb Group
Units served with
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 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...
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...
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Restland Memorial Park
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