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43-38501

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/44; Kearney 21/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 546th Bomb
Squadron, 384th Bomb Group, Squadron Code BK-C, Grafton Underwood on 23 September 1944; Missing in Action on a mission to Pilsen, Czecho. on 25 April 1945 with Andrew Gordon Lovett, Stanley Frank Kloss, Milton J. Haney (3 evaded capture); Donald John Unger, Conrad W. Brown, Louis V. Froelinger, Robert j. Blasé, Walter Arthur Carney (5 Prisoner of War); shot down by flak, crashed near Pilsen, CZ.
Missing Air Crew Report 14317. SWEET CHARIOT.

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

  • Robert Blase

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, 3 combat missions. ...

  • Conrad Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, 3 combat missions. Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501

  • Walter Carney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #254 dated 23 December 1943, George K. Spangler Crew, 34 combat missions. ...

  • Louis Froeliger

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 1945 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501. MACR 14317 The last B-17 lost by the 384th bombardment Group.

  • Milton Haney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD). Shot down on the last 8th AF bombing mission and crashed near Albersfeld on 25 Apr 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' #43-38501. Missing Air crew Report #14317

  • Eugene Hassing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Henes

    Military | First Lieutenant | S-2 Intelligence Officer
    1LT John C. Henes, O-572001, S-2 is listed as the Interrogating officer on page 4 of MACR #14317, B-17G 43-38501.

  • Stanley Kloss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #201 dated 11 October 1944, without crew. 27 combat missions. Evaded (EVD) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' #43-38501.

  • Andrew Lovett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, as crew pilot, three combat missions. Evaded (EVD) crashed near Albersfeld on 25 April 45 in B-17 'Sweet Chariot' 43-38501.

  • Donald Unger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #73 dated 4 April 1945, Andrew Gordon Lovett Crew, 3 combat missions. ...

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Missions

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 705

    8 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

  • 718

    20 November 1944

  • 722

    23 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

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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 25 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 11:10:04 DylanHearn Changes to mission associations
Sources

384thBombGroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 03:25:12 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
MACR 14317

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 03:10:48 bombercommand Changes to nicknames, markings, description, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
MACR 14317

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14317 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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