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42-37758

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/8/43; Gr Island 18/8/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-W] Grafton Underwood 3/10/43; sal 10/12/44; retUS 1377 BU Grenier 12/1/45; 4124 BU Altus 16/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. KENTUCKY KERNEL.

Service

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Fitzgerald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 384th Bomb Group on 16 May 1944, completed 18 Missions with 384th Bomb Group before transferring to 305th Bomb Group on 26 June 1944.

  • Ralph Hichens

    Military | Technical Sergeant | top turret gunner and flight engineer | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Below is the list of missions he flew and the aircraft he was aboard: ...

  • Leo Teetman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Leo Teetman was born in Brooklyn to parents of Polish descent, and lived most of his life on the East Coast. He joined up in 1942 and was assigned as a gunner to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron, based at Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire....

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
15 August 2020 16:21:53 ghichens Changes to production block number
Sources

Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2020 21:52:09 ghichens Changes to manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

Greg Hichens

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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