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42-97948 BK-U, "HELL ON WINGS" 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron. Shot down on 8th AF mission #672, 11 October 1944. MACR 9479



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • George Grady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mayen on 10/11/44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' #42-97948. MACR 9479

  • John Peterson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Mayen on 11 Oct 44 in B-17 'Hell On Wheels' 42-97948.


  • 672

    11 October 1944
    Black Week


  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 15:06:23 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations