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43-37713

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-S] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Hugh Evans, Tom Kohlhass, Milton Erich, John Bellovary (4 Killed in Action); Chas Rinkovsky, John Norstrom, Reg Gwin, Bill Haskell, Lester Russell (5 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Zeitz; Missing Air Crew Report 11129.

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.

  • John Bellovary

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • 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.

  • Richard Eide

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 10 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Milton Erich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Hugh Evans

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Reginald Gwin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Haskell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Prisoner of War (POW). May be the same Harry Haskell that flew with Al Lukas for the RAF. POW

  • Charles Hinojos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Frank Mead crew. 35 combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Kohlhaas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #43-37713, Killed in Action (KIA).

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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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2019 13:13:45 hdecinin Changes to media associations
Sources

Images from IWM Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11129 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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