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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; transferred to 3rd Strategic Air Depot Langford Lodge training 4/3/45; transferred with the 384th Bomb Group to Istres for passenger duties, Project Green; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. SPAM-O-LINER.




  • Lorenzo Abrusci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Richard G. Wismer Crew. 33 combat missions.

  • Harold Bussey

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Clishem

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ed Olson crew. 34 x combat mission. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Cogan

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Graydon Fletcher

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Darwin Kelley

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Leibel

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • David Lewis

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Richard Potter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Rose

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew on Damn Yankee and Numerous other aircraft. His mission list is here.

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  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 644

    21 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 655

    30 September 1944

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944


  • 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
16 December 2021 21:56:45 jmoore43 Changes to production block number

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2019 22:26:52 bombercommand Changes to description

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2019 22:23:34 bombercommand Changes to description and media associations

Woolnough Station List

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 10:29:46 jgsmit4 Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources - grandson to Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 09:20:26 jgsmit4 Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources - grandson - my grandfather flew this a/c on 6 missions.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log