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George Franklin Blackwell

Military

Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3330. No Missing Air Crew Report has been located for this loss.
Evaded. E&E Report #97

Service

People

  • Francis Green

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #423330. No Missing Air Crew Report for this loss has been located. Evaded. E&E Report #105

  • Lloyd Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #423330. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Billy Lansford

    Military | Major | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #423330 to October 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Frederick Marston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #423330 to October 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Miles

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 42-3330 to October 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Munday

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #423330 to October 1943. Evaded across Pyrenees. No Missing Air Crew Report for this loss has been located in the National Archives. ...

  • Edward Ruby

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3330 to October 1943. ...

  • Joseph Woodstock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3330. Evaded capture thanks to French citizens and underground members. Reached Gibraltar 15 September 1943 through France, Andorra and Spain. Left Gibraltar by air and landed in England on 16 September 1943.

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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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3330

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/5/43; Dow Fd 11/6/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-N] Grafton Underwood 27/6/43; Missing in Action Villacoublay 14/7/43 with Jim MundayWounded in Action, Radio Operator: Ed Ruby, Waist gunner: Francis Green, Waist gunner: Joe Woodstock...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

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 18 December 1921
Enlisted Roanoke, Virginia, United States 17 September 1942
Evaded 14 July 1943 – 15 September 1943
Died Roanoke, Virginia, United States 29 August 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2018 23:16:42 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=348

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2018 15:09:10 bombercommand Changes to middlename, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=348

E&E Report #79

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / E&E 97 / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 180-181 , http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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