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544th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Alfred Nuttall

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Squadron Commander

  • William Gilmore

    Military | Major | 384th Bomb Group
    Silver Star

Structure

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Grafton Underwood May 1943 – June 1945
Based Istres, France

Connections

People

  • William Abare

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 special Orders #68 dated 29 March 1945 as crew pilot. Eight combat missions.

  • Carl Abele

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Abraham Abramowitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943, Alfred L. Sprague Crew. 25 combat missions. 1st 544th Bomb Squadron crew to finish tour.

  • Wendell Ackerman

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    •Sustained Moderately Severe Frostbite over Northwestern Germany on 22 December 1943. • Transferred to the Detachment Of Patients, 303rd Station Hospital on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #178 dated 30 December 1943.

  • Luther Adair

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). 26 June 1943, B17 42-3188 'Miss Carriage' was attacked by fighters, left formation and exploded. Crashed near Bernay, France. Missing Air Crew Report #15567

  • Cyrus Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • George Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group
    flew 17 missions; Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | MOS 368, Personnel Clerk | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG Hq Det on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #50 dated 17 July 1943.

  • Simeon Adams

    Military | Private First Class | MOS 405, Clerk-Typist | 384th Bomb Group
    Transferred from the 544th Bomb Squadron to the 384th Bomb Group Headquarters Detachment on 10 February 1945; to take over the newly formed Group Supply Department. Station 106 Special Order #33, 10 February 1945.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24507 Yankee Raider

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; transferred SBA trainer 11/4/43; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code BK-B, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; transferred to the 545th BS, squadron code JD-B;...

  • 41-24560 'Little Audrey'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-D] New Castle 4/10/42; Thurleigh 26/10/42; transferred 369BS [WW- ]; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/5/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 41-24575 Sunrise Serenader

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-S] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; detailed Bremen 13/11/43 but recalled with Ralph Connell, Co-pilot: Albt Doman, Navigator: Larry Angthius, Bombardier...

  • 42-102617 DEVIL'S BRAT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fieldd 14/4/44; Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, squadron code [SU-T] Grafton Underwood, Station 1056, UK on 7 May 1944; battle damaged Merkwiller, France on 3 August...

  • 42-102620

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 7/5/44; 546BS [BK-P], 544BS [SU-F]; damaged in taxi accident with 43-38721 with George Milligan 22/1/45; taxi accident 14/5/45 and nosed over...

  • 42-102661 Big Dog

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 1/5/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. BIG DOG.

  • 42-107221

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Grenier 17/4/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 2/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Francis Finch, Co-pilot: Ollie Prior, Navigator: Jack Dashev, Bombardier: Avon Robertson, Flight...

  • 42-107224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SU-Q] Grafton Underwood on 6 June 1944; on a training flight, 3 August 1944 with Howard A. Jung, Navigator: Thomas C. Bates, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-29670 Thundermug

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/1/43; Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 15/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 22/4/43; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-K] Grafton Underwood 16/7/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 25/7/43 with...

  • 42-29717 Mr. Five by Five

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 8/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 1/8/43; 544BS...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2017 21:40:53 bombercommand Changes to stations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 18:50:16 bombercommand Changes to commanding officers associations
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Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 03:19:08 bombercommand Changes to commanding officers associations
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Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 14:23:22 bombercommand Changes to air forces, aircraft types and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:08:17 rossingtonj Changes to type
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22 January 2015 23:31:17 Tanks Changes to unit encompassing associations
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Wrong Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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