42-102661 Big Dog

media-26395.jpeg UPL 26395 A group of 384th BG B-17's that have landed AWAY at the 56th FG base at Boxted, 28 June 1944 because of bad weather at Station 106.

Left group, front to rear:

B-17G-45-BO #42-97320 "Hot Rock" Code: SU-G
B-17G-70-BO #43-37703 "Tremblin' Gremlin II" Code: SU-P

Right group, front to rear:

B-17G-30-VE #42-97824 no name Code: SU-U
B-17G-55-BO #42-102661 "Big Dog: Code: SU-L
B-17G-95-DL #44-6141 "Sneakin' Deacon" Code: SU-F
B-17G-45-BO #42-97309 "Kathleen - Lady of Victory" JD-C
384th Bomb Group collection

Added association to Irving Brayer. Brayer was photo and communications officer of the 56th Fighter Group, and took this image in June 1944.

Object Number - UPL 26395 - A group of 384th BG B-17's that have landed AWAY at the 56th FG base at Boxted, 28 June 1944 because of bad weather at Station 106. Left group,...

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 1/5/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. BIG DOG.

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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 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15125471 / O-767423
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35727131
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner/Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32728625
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group Headquarters Squadron (38th Bomb Group) 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-401236
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot and Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-825932
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

B-17 "Sahara Jack"
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Istre-Le Tubé Air Base

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 23 March 1944

Assigned

Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 1 May 1944 384BG544BS

Revisions

Date
ContributorRayWells
Changes
Sources

added pic

Date
Contributor466thHistorian
Changes
Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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