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545th Bomb Squadron

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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

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People

  • Edward Abbott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot/Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, Loren L. Green Crew. 35 combat missions. 7 Air Medals

  • Philip Abrahams

    Military | Private | MOS 555 - Sheet Metal Worker | 384th Bomb Group

  • Dominic Abriola

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 060-Cook | 384th Bomb Group
    Transferred from the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron to the 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 195 (Istres, France) Special Order# 68 dated 16 October 1945.

  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • Benjamin Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, William R. Kinnaird Crew. 9 combat missions. ...

  • William Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944, as crew pilot. 32 combat missions.

  • Prisco Adinolfi

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Harry Albertson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Waldemar Albrandt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 22 February 1945, John Anthony Blagg Crew. Twenty combat missions.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24529

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Syracuse 14/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [BK-J] 22/9/43; on engine check mission 9/10/43, overshot runway and into a ditch, undercarriage collapsing & blocking nearby road, with...

  • 41-24557 "Damn Yankee"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Bruce Sundlun (evaded capture), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

  • 42-102430 Spam-O-Liner

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; transferred 403 AD Langford Lodge training 4/3/45; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45....

  • 42-102442 SWISS MISS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44. ...

  • 42-102446 Little Chub

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Langford Lodge 7/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Everett Bailey, Co-pilot: Jim Burry, Bombardier: Jesse...

  • 42-102448 MEXICAN HAY RIDE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545Bomb Squadron/384Bomb Group, Squadron Code [JD-P] Grafton Underwood on 15/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Pilot James Andrew "Jim" Bouvier, Co-pilot: Robert Green,...

  • 42-102518 Damn Yankee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Grand Island 31/3/44; Grenier 8/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-K] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; 100+m, transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. DAMN YANKEE.

  • 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...

  • 42-107148

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 29/4/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 17/3/45 with Bill Schauer, Van McKay, Willis Gallop, Dan Frankel, Lamar Tumlin, Claude Shaffer, Francis Condon, Ken...

  • 42-29700 JIMMIE BOY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-O] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-E] Station 106, Grafton...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 01:59:12 bombercommand Changes to media associations
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http://www.384thbombgroup.com/

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 21:12:11 bombercommand Changes to type and aircraft types
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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