42-107148 Dark Angel

Nine men in Air Force uniform posed in two rows in front of a military airplane.  Five men standing to the rear and four men kneeling in front.  UPL 67987 UPL 67987 384th Bomb Group Lead Crews / 5 June 1944/384th Bomb Group Lead Crews.
Back L-R: 2nd Lt. Aldo Rovero (N), Maj. Oattis Parks (AC/CP), 2nd Lt. Gordon Morris (OBS/TG), 2nd Lt. Eugene Burcham (B), 2nd Lt. Gerald Davis (N).
Front L-R: SSgt. James Trumbo (FG), SSgt. Bernard Zelazoski (BT), SSgt. Verlin Gale (FG), TSgt. Michael Perrone (RO).
Not Pictured: TSgt. James Holland (TT),1st Lt. DeWayne Bennett (P).
545th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group 392 42-107148 Grafton Underwood Aldo Rovero Oattis E Parks Gordon Morris Eugene Emmons Burcham Gerald Paul Davis James D Trumbo Bernard L Zelazoski Verlin Clinton Gale Michael Perrone James A Holland DeWayne Bennett On

Object Number - UPL 67987 - 384th Bomb Group Lead Crews / 5 June 1944/384th Bomb Group Lead Crews. Back L-R: 2nd Lt. Aldo Rovero (N), Maj. Oattis Parks (AC/CP), 2nd Lt. Gordon...

Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 29/4/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 17/3/45 with Bill Schauer, Van McKay, Willis Gallop, Dan Frankel, Lamar Tumlin, Claude Shaffer, Francis Condon, Ken Stewart (8 Prisoner of War); Vernon Cooksey (Killed in Action); flak, ditched Channel; Missing Air Crew Report 13114. DARK ANGEL.

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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 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12137626
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37702543
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17106357
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner, MOS 612

Places

Missions

  • Date: 17 March 1945
  • Date: 12 March 1945
  • Date: 11 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 17 March 1945

Revisions

Date
Contributorjmoore43
Changes
Sources

Added the A/C nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

AAIR 44-12-05-513 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13114 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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