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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-O] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; battle damaged Aschaffenburg 21/1/45 with Ray Cook; crash landed two miles NW Old Weston, UK and exploded, 100+m, Salvaged.

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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Beckham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Edward Bullitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Raymond Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Forest Green

    Military | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Head

    Military | Colonel | MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Eugene Hassing crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to rank of Colonel.

  • Melvin Hedrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | flexible gunner/ Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Gates Carey crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Krupsky

    Military | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Philip Leavitt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Van Lee

    Military | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group

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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...

Events

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Revisions

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

AAIR 45-01-20-522 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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