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Frank Willis Rock

Military

Service

People

  • Delmar Beesley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Duisburg in B-17 'Heavenly Body' 43-39053 on 23 March 1945.

  • Stanley Burek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Hightshoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    See "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor, for a detailed biography. ...

  • Roy Vinnedge

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He did two tours of duty. The first was as pilot in the 306th BG and completed 25 missions by July 1943. ...

  • Lester Walcott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Wisdahl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102601 Bolo Babe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

Missions

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2018 13:29:37 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 10:52:16 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:12 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=r...

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