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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Kearney 23/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; 547BS [SO-H], 546BS [BK-B]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • Harold Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • Efrom Adelman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator - MOS 1034 | 384th Bomb Group
    After completing his combat tour, Adelman returned to the United States, remaining in the Army. He died in an air accident in Alabama on 31 March 1945. ...

  • Raymond Barth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Military Occupation specialty 757-Radio Operator/Mechanic/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 545th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #116 dated 19 June 1944, Henry W. Minor Jr. Crew. Thirty combat missions.

  • James Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 #44-8216.

  • Phillip Darby

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Guider

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Prum in B-17 #448216

  • John Kantor

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

  • John Keeney

    Military | Colonel | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Majeske crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam conflicts, rising to rank of Colonel.

  • Howard Kell

    Military | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Mayen on 10-Nov-44 in B-17 44-6149 'Hot After It'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9478 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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    1 August 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
08 October 2017 21:15:27 mvandemark Changes to markings

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 12:14:48 jgsmit4 Changes to manufacturer, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources - grandson of Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest

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