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42-102620

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 7/5/44; 546BS [BK-P], 544BS [SU-F]; damaged in taxi accident with 43-38721 with George Milligan 22/1/45; taxi accident 14/5/45 and nosed over with Art Schwarb; Salvaged 15/5/45.

Service

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Beckham

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Leo Britt

    Military | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Brooks

    Military | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Ostend in B-17 #448008

  • Edward Bullitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • William Chapmon

    Military | Master Sergeant | Belly gunner on B-17 | 384th Bomb Group
    William Chapmon,Sr served in WWII And was Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 (Grafton Underwood, England). He served as a belly gunner on the B-17g Flying Fortress. He was credited with 31 Combat Missions, before returning back to th...

  • Ellis Cline

    Military | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Dabney

    Military | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Dexter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 16 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Frederick Dick

    Military | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group

  • Richard Eide

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 10 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 17:10:48 ghichens Changes to markings
Sources

Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 17:08:48 ghichens Changes to markings
Sources

Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2018 15:49:04 Anthony Galetto Changes to nicknames
Sources

My Grandfather, SSG Anthony Galetto flew 2 mission on this aircraft
Sd. Code: BK*P, SU*F/K

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-01-22-526 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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