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Frank Jaworski

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). 34 combat missions.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Russell Cornair

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Dippold

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Robert Koch crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Gardiner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Robert Koch crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Henry Giguere

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226), 9 combat missions. ...

  • Robert Koch

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on 6 June 1944, as crew pilot, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). 29 x combat missions. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Kugler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top turret Gunner, Togglier, Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Koch crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Loomis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). 29 combat missions.

  • Jesse McCoy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226), 27 combat missions. Bailed out over enemy territory, KIA Final Resting Place or Memorial: Texas

  • Normand Vicknair

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226). Robert Koch crew. 29 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • 42-107125 DOASY DOATS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/3/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; 600BS [N8-G]; no ops, transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 7/12/44; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF...

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97204

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 30/3/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Harry Rainey, Co-pilot: J.Z. Rowe, Navigator: Chas Francis, Bombardier: Walt Kendall,...

  • 42-97960

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; with ? force landed Mt 4/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 26/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Chas Molder, Hobart Treadway, Ernie Knowlton, Ralph...

  • 42-98027 Swamp Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/5/44; Dorval 4/6/44; Assigned RAF [HB797]; transferred 8AF, Assigned 351BG Polebrook 2/8/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-Z] Grafton Underwood 11/12/44; 547BS [SO-Z]; 305BG Polebrook 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46. SWAMP ANGEL. [Last 8AF...

  • 44-6128

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-O] Grafton Underwood 7/6/44; battle damaged Montdidier A/fd 30/6/44 with ? no further details; Salvaged 18/8/44.

  • 44-6149 HOT AFTER IT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-U] Grafton Underwood 12/6/44; Missing in Action Koblenz 11/10/44 with Max Levine, Jerome Williams, George Trlica, Bill Allen (4 Killed in Action); Dale Yeoman, Bob Gilroy...

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 Suffolk County, MA 1922
Enlisted Boston, MA 18 February 1943

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Grafton Underwood June 1944 – 5 January 1945

Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 384th Bombardment group (Heavy) per AAF station 106 Special Orders #104 dated 4 June 1944, effective 6 June 1944.

Promotion Grafton Underwood, UK 26 June 1944

Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #122 dated 26 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2020 17:59:50 bombercommand Changes to events and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 19:10:09 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/85723141-frank-jaworski
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5947

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 19:56:26 bombercommand Changes to service number and person associations
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384thbombgroup.com
Personal communication with Frank Jaworski, 19 February 2015

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 19:35:20 bombercommand Changes to awards
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 19:14:45 bombercommand Changes to biography and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 00:13:16 bombercommand Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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