42-37788 Hell's messenger

Object Number - UPL 45681 - B-17G-15-DL #42-37888 "Hell's Messenger" Code: SO-N 384th BG - 547th BS - 8th AF This a/c flew combat for 18 months and over 100 combat missions

Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45. HELL’S MESSENGER.

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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: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33264020
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2073028
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator, Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36222561
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39831267
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO 1943-08-28

Assigned

Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 1943-11-07 384BG 544BS later 547BS

Other

1st 384th BG Combat Mission

Bremen, Germany 1943-11-26

Other

104th & Final 384th BG Combat Mission

Pilsen, Czech Republic 1945-04-25

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 44-10-10-524 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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