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Harold Peter Adams

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Service

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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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102501 The Challenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana...

  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 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,...

  • 42-97263 "LADY MARGARET"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

  • 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...

  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 43-37990 PARKER'S MAD HOUSE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 23/7/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 3/10/44 with John Mock, Co-pilot: Alex Milne, Navigator: Arthur Allen, Bombardier: Walt Puchalski, Flight...

  • 43-38262

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Rome 31/8/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 29/9/44; left wing caught fire on base with Ernie Andrews 31/12/44; Salvaged 1/1/45.

  • 43-38542

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 23/9/44; returning from mission leading edge of aircraft iced up, then lost two engines crash landed base 20/1/45 with Warren Freshman, Co-pilot...

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Missions

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 530

    8 August 1944

  • 533

    9 August 1944

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 576

    26 August 1944

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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
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 17 July 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, Gene Robert Goodrick Crew. 35 combat missions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:38:32 mvandemark Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=55

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:35:47 mvandemark Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=55

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 21:27:26 mvandemark Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=55

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2017 23:04:53 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=55

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:11 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=a...

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