42-5838 Mad Money II

Object Number - UPL 28330

Delivered Long Beach 13/3/43; Denver 20/3/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 2/5/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Keil 4/1/44 with Bill Kaczaraba, Co-pilot: Myron Morgan, Navigator: Marvin Horsky, Bombardier: Theo Wirth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Honeycutt, Radio Operator: Wilbur Peifer, Ball turret gunner: Sol Craden, Waist gunner: Pete Parker, Waist gunner: Harry Gilrane, Tail gunner: George Polley (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Asnaes, three miles SW of Kalunborg, Sjaelland, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 1483. MAD MONEY II.

B-17 was lost on January 4th, 1944 on mission to Kiel (hit by Flak over target, belly landing on Asnaes Peninsula, Denmark, southwest of Kalundborg). MACR 1483. Crew: 10 POW.
Lockheed/Vega B-17F-25-VE Flying Fortress
serial number: 42-5838

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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 547th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-735155
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12053073
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12145636
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33220825
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

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Germany 1944-01-04

Revisions

Date13 Feb 2022 19:29:01
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1483 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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