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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-R] Grafton Underwood 16/4/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/11/44 with ?; force landed continent; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

Service

People

  • John Asher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner / Togglier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Hobdey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harland House

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Phillip Bennett crew, 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Hughes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 457BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Phillip Bennett crew. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Kania

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Obert Lay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 30 x combat missions. Completed Tour. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Floyd Pederson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Marv Kravet crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Swift

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier / Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Kopf crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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