42-31495 Wabbit Twacks

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Presque Is 16/12/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-R] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; Missing in Action Sottevast, France 8 May 1944 with James Foster, Co-pilot: Clifford Johnson, Navigator: Joseph Uniszkiewicz, NG-T/Sgt Robert Corpening, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: James Boone Jr, Radio Operator: Thomas Corbett, Ball turret gunner: Jimmy Overcash Jr, Waist gunner: John Stevens, Waist gunner: Thomas Cochran, Tail gunner: Sigmund Matican, observer: Major Russell Sanders 545BS (11 Killed in Action); Flak, crashed Le Foyer, near Bricquebec, Manche Department, 10 miles S of Cherbourg, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 4561. WABBIT TWACKS.

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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: 35562865
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34307294
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flexible Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39606925
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Military Occupation Specialty 612, Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-05-08 crashed near Bricquebec, Manche Department, 10 miles S of Cherbourg, France.

Revisions

Date7 Dec 2021 22:28:38
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date1 Nov 2018 12:38:17
ContributorED-BB
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Added Nickname and a/c letters
Added mission number
Completed crew member names in Biography

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database