44-8216

Object Number - UPL 32852 - "Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 381st Bomb Group, en route to bomb targets in enemy-held territory in Europe." - Pictured are B-17G's 44-8216 and...

Delivered Dallas 12/7/44; Langley 12/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-Y] Grafton Underwood 4/11/44; 546BS [BK-Y]; Missing in Action Cologne 10/1/45 with Ken Hicks, Maj Arthur Stone, Ed Kampel, Capt Gene Wilson Ex nav, Bill Barry Ex nav, Tom Fornear, Lavern Hartman, George Palachek, Jim Carter, Bob Guider, Lt Emil Pluhar tg (11 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Plum, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11578.

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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: O-795240
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682099
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 10 January 1945

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11578 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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