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  • 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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • Jack Goetz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    30 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31274 'Sea Hag': 15 minutes over France, the #1 prop ran away, threw chunks of cowling, and caught on fire; they ditched in the Channel at 1125 hrs; nine crewmembers were picked up and returned to base, one crewmember...

  • Randolph Jacobs

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Randolph G. E. Jacobs completed a 25 mission combat tour and volunteered to fly five additional missions. He was Killed in Action on his first additional mission.


  • 42-29728 EL RAUNCHO

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Casper 1/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Bassingbourn 20/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-J] Grafton Underwood 12/7/43; On return from...


  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...


  • 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
09 May 2016 23:02:13 bombercommand
Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 01:30:00 bombercommand Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations