42-37822 The lead banana

Delivered Long Beach 9/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; on landing with Ray Cook the undercarriage collapsed at RAF Ringway, UK (now Manchester Aprt) 16/3/45. Salvaged AFSC 19/3/45.

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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

The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33409322
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Military Occupation Specialty 405-Clerk Typist
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34768144
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-812034
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Top Turret

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Revisions

Date27 Aug 2018 15:28:00
ContributorAnthony Galetto
Sources

My Grandfather, SSG Anthony Galetto, flew 2 missions on this aircraft.
Sd. Code: SU*C

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 45-03-16-523 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database