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547th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Maurice Dillingham

    Military | Major | Pilot, 547th Squadron Commander | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 POW

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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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Missions

  • 508

    1 August 1944

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Grafton Underwood

Connections

People

  • Charles Abbott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #29 dated 5 February 1945, Charles Bernard Shuff Crew. 22 combat missions.

  • William Abbott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #213 dated 28 October 1944 as crew pilot. 33 combat missions.

  • Marvin Abts

    Military | Corporal | Military Occupation Specialty 405-Clerk Typist | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned from the 39th Service group, Station 113 to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron effective 3 April 1945 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #74 dated 5 April 1945.

  • Donald Ackerson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31433 'Rum Pot II' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3867 POW Camp: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12 POW

  • Norman Adair

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 21 August 1943 (not as a member of a crew). 25 combat missions.

  • Robert Adameit

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

  • Frank Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    5 April 1945, Ball Turret Gunner on 44-8430, RECALL when the ship collided with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers, the Navigator, Togglier and Engineer/TT Gunner, bailed out.

  • Frederick Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #174 dated 31 August 1944, Marion W. Keller Crew. 34 combat missions.

  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Albright

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group
    Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 15 November 1943.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24525 What's Cookin' Doc?

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-O] Presque Is 22/9/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/9/42; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-Y] Grafton Underwood 14/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 with Walter Ernest Garner, Co-pilot: Philip Bern, Bombardier: James Daigle,...

  • 42-102402

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 29/2/44; Gr Island 11/3/44; Bangor 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 4/4/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Milton Castleman, Co-pilot: Jack Hickey, Navigator: Gene Hepp, Bombardier: Ron Merkley, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102548

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [SU-M] Grafton Underwood 20/4/44; 547BS [SO-M]; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Charles Washington Baker Jr., Co-pilot: Leonard Koos,...

  • 42-107064 Miss Fitt

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-S] Grafton Underwood 30/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 16/7/44 with Captain Lee Coleman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-29557 Yankee Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/1/43; Salina 12/1/43; Homestead 1/2/43; Morrison 9/2/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-O] Chelveston 10/2/43; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-S] Grafton Underwood 20/9/43; battle damaged Munster 10/10/43, with Bill Kopf, Co-pilot: Alf Scott,...

  • 42-29686

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Gulfport 10/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-R] Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 12/7/43; Missing in Action...

  • 42-29768 'Winsome Winn II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-G] Alconbury 9/4/43 WINSOME WINN; Framlingham 12/5/43; 4m, battle damaged Lorient 17/5/43 with W. Thomas; crash landed Southern UK, (10 Returned to...

  • 42-29927 WABBIT TWACKS - HOMESICK SAL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Presque Isle 10/4/43; Assigned to the 413th BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON/96TH BGOMBARDMENT GROUP at Grafton Underwood on 17/4/43 WABBIT TWACKS; Andrews Field 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred to the...

  • 42-29987

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 31/3/43; Romulus 10/4/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 18/5/43; Transferred to the 547th Bombardment squadron, squadron code SO-Q, 384th Bombardment Group, station 106, Grafton Underwood on 19 September 1943...

  • 42-30033 "Little America"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 01:29:46 bombercommand Changes to media associations
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http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/personnel.php?GivenNames=&Last...

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 03:14:45 bombercommand Changes to commanding officers associations and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:26:28 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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