42-102501 The Challenger

Object Number - UPL 13112 - 42-102501 BK-H, THE CHALLENGER, 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron

Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana, Edward Field, Marvin Irving Rudolph, Howard Jasper Oglesby, Thomas Arnold Davis, Donald Ramsey Duncan (6RTD; flak, ditched in the North Sea; THE CHALLENGER.

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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 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36743988
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35733061
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-819669
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38601019
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39417764
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 12 August 1944
  • Date: 30 August 1944
  • Date: 28 September 1944
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Date: 17 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

North Sea 1945-02-03

Revisions

Date22 Oct 2018 11:15:40
ContributorDylanHearn
Sources

384thBombGroup.com

Date17 Feb 2015 20:30:54
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15315 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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