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A group of 384th BG B-17's that have landed AWAY at the 56th FG base at Boxted, 28 June 1944 because of bad weather at Station 106.

Left group, front to rear:

B-17G-45-BO #42-97320 "Hot Rock" Code: SU-G
B-17G-70-BO #43-37703 "Tremblin' Gremlin II" Code: SU-P

Right group, front to rear:

B-17G-30-VE #42-97824 no name Code: SU-U
B-17G-55-BO #42-102661 "Big Dog: Code: SU-L
B-17G-95-DL #44-6141 "Sneakin' Deacon" Code: SU-F
B-17G-45-BO #42-97309 "Kathleen - Lady of Victory" JD-C



  • 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
  • 545th Bomb Squadron


  • Irving Brayer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Communications and Photo Officer


  • 42-102661 Big Dog

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 1/5/44; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. BIG DOG.

  • 42-97309 Kathleen Lady of Victory

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-C] Grafton Underwood 6/4/44; transferred with group for mapping duties at Istres; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/10/45. KATHLEEN, LADY OF VICTORY.

  • 42-97320 Hot Rock

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 6/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-G] Grafton Underwood 7/4/44; FTR with J. S. Hoppen, enemy aircraft, force landed Belgium 10/1/45; Salvaged.

  • 42-97824

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 3/5/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-U] Grafton Underwood 10/5/44; transferred (401BG Deenethorpe 24/5/44); transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties, Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45.

  • 43-37703 Tremblin' Gremlin II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 23/5/44; Dow Fd 31/5/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-P] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; Missing in Action Sterkrade, Ger 22/1/45 with Rod Birder, Ed Clyde, Ezra Dickinson, Bill Bentley, Manuel Biera, Don Dean, Glenn Blanford,...

  • 44-6141 Sneakin' Deacon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-F] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; battle damaged Merseburg 30/11/44 with ?; crash landed France, Salvaged.


  • 445

    28 June 1944


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Date Contributor Update
26 August 2020 09:36:08 Emily Changes to person associations

Added association to Irving Brayer. Brayer was photo and communications officer of the 56th Fighter Group, and took this image in June 1944.

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2017 20:46:37 bombercommand Changes to collection, caption and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 02:15:44 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations