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42-97201

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 31/3/44; t/o training mission 22/7/44 with Fred Griggs, Co-pilot: Frank Gyory, Navigator: Gordon Hermanford, InsP-Chas Hale, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Burlingame, Radio Operator: Obert Lay, pass: Lts Marvin Greenburg, Pete Ziegler, Bill Brown, Sgt Ken Fernquist (10RTD-no injuries); cp raised u/c in error instead of flaps. Salvaged 24/7/44. JAMAICA MARY.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • John Asher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner / Togglier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Billie Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Burlingame

    Military | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Fernquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra in B-17 #4237870

  • Marvin Greenberg

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ned Sweeney crew. 32 x combat missions. Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra on 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Griggs

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Frank Gyory

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Billie Brown crew. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870; Hit by flak and belly landed. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Hale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Gordon Hannaford

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Joe Skehan crew. 35 x combat misssions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Kelly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Places

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 05:20:04 bombercommand Changes to description
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5716

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-07-22-524 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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