43-38588 Eileen's kindergarten

Delivered to Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on
1 October 1944; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code [BK-D]. On 16 November 1944, During an administrative flight to Villacoublay Airfield, near Paris, France, weather closed in forcing a diversion to A-46 (Toussous le Noble). Through a misunderstanding, pilot landed on a runway that was closed to B-17 traffic. The right main gear sank into a filled bomb crater at the end of the landing roll, damaging portions of the right wing, engines, and propellers. There were no injuries to personnel. The ship was repaired and re-joined the 384th Bomb group as [BK-O]. Moved with the group to Istres Le Tube, France for Green Project (passenger duties); Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. Aircraft Name: EILEEN'S KINDERGARTEN

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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 546th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-685535
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Navigator, 384th Group Navidgator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-670023
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: MOS 1034 - Group Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Passenger
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19115783 / O-761936
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Revisions

Date14 Jan 2015 06:20:22
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date14 Jan 2015 06:12:47
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:30
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 44-11-16-534 / Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database