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42-37816 JD-A, BIG STUPE V, 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Shot down on 8th AF mission #301, 13 April 1944.



  • 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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • Glen Alfter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 13 April 1944 during Schweinfurt raid in B-17 #42-37816 'Big Stupe'. Wounded by shrapnel along with the pilot and navigator before crash landing at Rambucourt, France. Captured and incarcerated at Stalag Luft XVII B. Liberated May 1945....


  • 42-37816 BIG STUPE V

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Gr Island 27/9/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-S] Grafton Underwood 18/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Francis (Farris) Heffley, Navigator: Lou Carini, Radio Operator: Bill Shade, Waist gunner: Ralph Gatzman...


  • 301

    13 April 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...


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22 February 2015 01:35:24 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations