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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97372) of the 384th Bomb Group shot down at Füssen, 24 April 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse, in German: 'B-17G, 384 B.G., hinter Kaserne Füssen. 24.4.44. 2. Herr Radinger.' (Translation: 'Behind Füssen barracks.')

Connections

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Atkinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew report #4349. POW

  • William Bice

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR #4349. POW

  • Robert Congdon

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Haley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Phillip Bennett crew. 18 x combat missions. Shot down 24-Apr-44 in B-17 42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4349 ...

  • Leslie Jackson

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Tommy Lott

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4349 He flew two combat missions. POW

  • Richard Patefield

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR #4349. POW/KIA

Aircraft

  • 42-97372 BOOBY TRAP

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Ralph Haley, Co-pilot: Bill Bice, Bombardier: Don Masterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Missions

  • 315

    24 April 1944

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2015 04:11:15 bombercommand Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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