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Ford's Crew: Sgt. Clarence Bailey, Sgt. Francis F. Burns, 2nd Lt. Charles E. Davis, Sgt. Charles B. Dick, Sgt. William L. Englett, 2nd Lt. Wilburn H. Ford, Sgt. George Hansen Jr., Sgt. W. F. Karr, 2nd Lt. Terence B. McArron. They completed 10 missions from 4/4/1945 to 4/20/1945, five on Budd's Dudds, #44-6313.

Connections

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Francis Burns

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier
    Sgt Francis F. Burns flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Togglier.

  • Charles Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • Charles Dick

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner
    Sgt Charles B. Dick flew 36 missions, from 02/21/1945, mission #211, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner.

  • William Englett

    Military | Private First Class | Ball Turret Gunner
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • George Hansen

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt George Hansen Jr. flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Radio Operator.

  • W Karr

    Military | Sergeant

  • William Karre

    Military | Technical Sergeant | RCM Operator
    Sgt William E. Karre flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a RCM Operator.

  • Terence McArron

    Military | Major | Pilot
    During WWII McArron flew several bombing missions over Germany. Following the war he joined the reserves and retired with the rank of Major. In addition to completing college with a BA, Terry had a full career with the US Postal service and retired as...

  • Philip Moody

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner; Engineer
    Member of Ford's crew ...

Aircraft

  • 44-6313 Budd's Dudds

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. BUDD’S DUDDS.

Locations

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 13:07:40 bmk85546 Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

photo provided by Brenda Moody Kempton, info from 401stbg.org

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 13:05:17 bmk85546 Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

personal photo from Brenda Moody Kempton, flight crew info from 401stbg.org

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