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Henry Volpini co pilot on left. Charles Majeske pilot on the right.
C Majeske crew




  • Charles Majeske

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Charles Majeske enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 25 July 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 22. He was a 2nd Lieutenant when assigned to the 384th Bomb Group stationed at Grafton Underwood in England and flew his first mission as copilot...

  • Henry Volpini

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    35 missions. His Brother, Peter, was KIA whilst serving with the 427th BS AM


  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...



  • 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
12 November 2016 09:17:59 thalerk Changes to caption

Added Charles Majeske to the caption based on family knowledge

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 14:59:03 Andy Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Henry Volpini Jr