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Delbert Storm

Military

In October 2015 Delbert's photograph went viral on social media. His daughter shared a photograph of him holding a sign saying 'Share Please, Looking for Survivors of WWII from the 384th Air Force Bomb Group' on her Facebook. The image received huge numbers of shares and as of January 2017 still appears frequently across the social network.

Apparently in light of his Facebook fame Delbert reconnected with his Bomb Group in early 2016, but it is not clear whether or not he has yet found any of his old crew.

Delbert recalls his service:'You can't forget going to Merseburg, went there 5 times. Loved the P51s. Beautiful Plane Making contact for escort. Ball Turret Gunners did the job that no one else wanted. A special breed. Flew my last mission in the waist and really felt exposed'

Service

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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

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 Blackwell, Oklahoma 15 January 1922
Enlisted Fort Riley, KS 66442, USA 27 August 1940

Residence: McPherson County, Kansas
Private, Costal Artillery

Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 24 July 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Edward A. Sienkiewicz Crew. 35 combat missions.

Completed Tour Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 11 December 1944
Died Bella Vista, AR, USA 2 April 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2018 01:34:22 bombercommand Changes to nickname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=21

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2017 02:41:12 bombercommand Changes to events and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=21

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 12:19:21 Emily Changes to nickname, biography and awards
Sources

The Arrowhead club

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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