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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 27/9/44; Grenier 8/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 19/1/45; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.



  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • Bernard Henricks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 23 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Holz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. William Smisek crew. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.


  • 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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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log