41-24529

Object Number - UPL 7582 - 41-24529 BK-E, UNNAMED. During an engine check mission on 9 October 1943, the ship overshot the runway and ran into a ditch. The undercarriage...

Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Syracuse 14/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [BK-J] 22/9/43; on engine check mission 9/10/43, overshot runway and into a ditch, undercarriage collapsing & blocking nearby road, with John Berbrich (?Willing?), Co-pilot: Francis Nelson, Navigator: Julius Schwartz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gil Jacobs (4 Returned to Duty); enquiry resulted in 100% pilot error; Salvaged 17/10/43.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-799712
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39179671
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: aerial gunner/Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Engineer, Top Turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13062515 / O-677552
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-739119
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Revisions

Date2 Jan 2018 07:06:17
ContributorPaulN
Sources

See 384th BG web site

Date2 Jan 2018 07:01:20
ContributorPaulN
Sources

See 384th web site

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:03
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 43-10-09-503 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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