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Dale Orville Smith

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  • Charles Bonnett

    Military | Captain | Group Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    •Flew to England with 384th Group Commander, Colonel Budd J. Peaslee, per Army Air Base Kearney Special Orders #96 dated 17 May 1943. ...

  • Maurice Booska

    Military | Major | MOS 1091 - Pilot, B-17 | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943, as crew pilot. He served two tours with the 384th Bomb Group and flew 47 combat missions.

  • Robert Chapin

    Military | Major | Navigator, 384th Group Navidgator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #126 dated 23 October 1943, Lloyd Horton Crew. Was appointed as Group Navigator and transferred to Group Headquarters - 39 combat missions.

  • James DuBose

    Military | Colonel | DCO, 379th BG, HQ Staff | 379th Bomb Group
    Was shot down Dec 7, 1941 and crash landed at Hickum Field. Hawaii on the golf course there. DFC ...

  • 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.

  • Selden McMillin

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 42-5850. Prisoner of War.

  • Walter Owens

    Military | Captain | Public Relations Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group at Wendover Field, Utah and deployed to the UK in May 1943. Public Affairs Officer Author of the 384th Bomb Group History "As Briefed..."

  • Joseph Sarto

    Military | Colonel | Pathfinder Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Joined the 482nd BG where I continued my training as a PFF Navigator; then joined the 384th BG where I flew 30 combat missions, 29 of which were over Germany. My tour in Europe began in May 1944 and ended in July 1945. ...

  • Robert Thacker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Deputy Group Commander, 547th Bombardment Squadron Commander | 384th Bomb Group

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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...

  • Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)

Aircraft

  • 43-38588 EILEEN'S KINDERGARTEN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on ...

  • 44-8007 Screaming Eagle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Dallas 11/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Grenier 11/7/44; Assigned to the 545th BS, 384th BG [JD-Z] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 3/8/44; transferred to the 305th BG at Chelveston on 9/5/45; SCREAMIN' EAGLE. ...

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 Reno, Nevada 7 March 1911
Crash landed at North Coates 16 November 1944

As listed in Paul Andrews' database

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 00:38:35 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4498

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2015 10:24:20 Jenny Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Transferred information from duplicate record:
Date 17 May 2015 19:24:39
Contributor bombercommand
Update Changes to surname
Sources http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4498

Date 27 September 2014 18:06:48
Contributor AAM
Update AAM ingest
Sources AAIR 44-11-16-534 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 05:59:18 bombercommand Changes to middlename, highest rank, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Whos Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=s...

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