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42-38208

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 10/2/44 as GEORGIA’S PEACHES; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-A] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampsted 27/5/45; 58m but none with 398BG, to RAF Valley for Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45. LILLY BELLE.

Service

People

  • 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. ...

  • David Barkhurst

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Shot down 13-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31433 'Rum Pot', evaded capture for 7 days. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3865. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, 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.

  • John Kelly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Phillip Kemp

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

  • James Kugler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top turret Gunner, Togglier, Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Koch crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Majeske

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Charles Majeske enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 25 July 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 22. He was a 2nd Lieutenant when assigned to the 384th Bomb Group stationed at Grafton Underwood in England and flew his first mission as copilot...

  • 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.

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • 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
25 June 2017 18:57:01 JoCarter Changes to nicknames
Sources

nickname added

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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