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43-38800 SO-K, BUSY BUZZARD, 384th Bomb group, 547th Bomb Squadron



  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • John Cresto

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, George F. Parker Crew, 18 combat missions. ...

  • Frank Furiga

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator
    Became POW on 30 November 1944 when, because of miscommunication, he bailed out over enemy territory. ...

  • Gene Goodrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, as crew pilot, 35 combat missions. ...

  • Jesse McCoy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on 6 June 1944, Robert Koch Crew, per squadron history (microfilm A0641-00226), 27 combat missions. Bailed out over enemy territory, KIA Final Resting Place or Memorial: Texas

  • Harlan Peterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #144 dated 22 July 1944, Donald Bean Crew. 21 combat missions. ...


  • 43-38800 BUSY BUZZARD

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 24/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 6/10/44; battle damaged Zeitz 30/11/44 with ? ; abandoned over continent; transferred with group to Istres on mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45....


  • 731

    30 November 1944


  • 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
19 February 2015 23:23:58 bombercommand Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 15:38:42 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations