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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered to Dallas 11/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Grenier 11/7/44; Assigned to the 545th BS, 384th BG [JD-Z] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 3/8/44; transferred to the 305th BG at Chelveston on 9/5/45; SCREAMIN' EAGLE.
Assigned to 69 missions, receiving combat credit for 50 missions.



  • 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


  • Joseph Baggs

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew with the 384th BG from March '43 to November '44. He was recalled into service during the Korean War and reached the rank of Lt. Col. Flew 28 missions. ...

  • Charles Griffin

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Captain Charles E Griffin Jr, Portland ME, 384th Bomb Group, 546th Squadron, Bombardier; ...

  • Roscoe Rouse

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Roscoe Rouse Jr. was born in Valdosta, GA in 1919. He graduated from Valdosta High School in June of 1937. He was working to attend college when WWII broke out. Roscoe entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (now the U.S. Air Force) in 1941. After several...

  • Dale Smith

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; pilot | 384th Bomb Group


    Military | Major | B-17 Pilot/Group Commander | 384th Bomb Group
    Prior to his assignment to the 384th Bomb Group then Captain Stone flew 25 combat missions with the 92nd Bomb Group, 525th Bomb Squadron. On 10 January 1945 Major Stone flew as Group Lead. his B-17 left the formation 20 minutes prior to the I.P,...


  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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
19 January 2015 01:50:07 bombercommand Changes to nicknames and media associations

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 01:43:26 bombercommand Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations and place associations

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14 January 2015 05:44:13 bombercommand Changes to nicknames

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27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest

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