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Chauncey Harold Hicks


B-17 #4229797 'Old Ironsides' ditched in North Sea on 22 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #425763 'Bomb-Boogie. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



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...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron
  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29797

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Will Rogers 5/3/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 18/5/43; Missing in Action 2m Huls 22/6/43 with Buster Peck, Co-pilot: Francis Porada, Navigator: Gerry Williams, Bombardier: Chauncey Hicks, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-5763 Bomb Boogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; Missing in Action 17m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Elwood Arp, Co-pilot: Howie Sherman, Bombardier: Chauncey Harold Hicks returned via Spain, Ball...


  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
assigned Wendover Field, Utah 1 March 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group as Wendover Field, Utah as a member of Crew #3 per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943. Apparently, Chauncey H Hicks was transferred out of the 384th Bomb Group prior to the 384th Bomb Group's deployment to the ETO. No records have been located to establish a specific date for the transfer.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
06 March 2020 16:09:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 15:42:23 bombercommand Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 03:05:25 bombercommand Changes to media associations

MACR #514

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 03:03:23 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, unit associations, mission associations and media associations

MACR #514

Information from AAM file consolidated in this file on 2020-02-26.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 514 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 514