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Edward Gramc

Military

Transferred to the 305th Bombardment Group (per 546th BS Morning Report dated 26 June 1944).

Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

Service

People

  • Charles Beckham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edwin Dexter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Ralph Hichens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | top turret gunner and flight engineer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Below is the list of missions he flew and the aircraft he was aboard: ...

  • Robert Preller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flak shell exploded close below aircraft - one fragment penetrated 'all but one' layer of the two flak vests Dad was sitting on. Heading for home from attacking Hamburg (probably 20 June 1944) he was awed by 'smoke AND FLAMES rising higher than bombing...

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 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...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37837 Stag Party

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG Chelveston 28/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 1/1/45 with Robert Wadhams, George Ten Eyck, Jim Howe, Tom Wade, Joe Mead, Claude Hudson (6 Killed in Action); Arnold...

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 1921
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN, USA 16 March 1942

Residence: Ashtabula County, Ohio
Private, Branch Immaterial

Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering NN14, UK 16 May 1944 – 26 June 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944, James Allen Gibson Crew. 17 combat missions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2017 02:19:15 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1415

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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