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John Calvin Asher




  • James Baird

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Burlingame

    Military | Top Turret | 384th Bomb Group

  • Henry Greene

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    35 missions in B-17, Europe, Romanian Oilfields,Germany, D-Day DFC/AM 30LC/WWII Victory Medal, GCM

  • Charles Hale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Jose Menchaca

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • William Richardson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Glenn Swisher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102449

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-R] Grafton Underwood 16/4/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/11/44 with ?; force landed continent; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 42-37792

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/8/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-B] Grafton Underwood 2/11/43; transferred 836BS/487BG Lavenham 16/7/44; transferred 34BG Mendlesham; retUS Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/9/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-97201

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 31/3/44; t/o training mission 22/7/44 with Fred Griggs, Co-pilot: Frank Gyory, Navigator: Gordon Hermanford, InsP-Chas Hale, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97263 "LADY MARGARET"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

  • 42-97367

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; was a spade to attack Munich16/7/44 with Edmund Mulvehill, Co-pilot: John McNamara, Navigator: Chas Shoolbread, tog-Gerhardt Radde,...

  • 42-97449

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 19/7/44 with Jim Bodker, Co-pilot: George Brandon*, Navigator: Albt Steindam, tog-Carlyle Telford, Flight...


  • 315

    24 April 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Assigned 16 April 1944

Assigned to the 384th BG 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, Charles E. Hale Crew. 31 Combat missions.


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2016 02:36:16 bombercommand Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 19:59:18 harbergr Changes to place associations

From website

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 19:31:31 harbergr Changes to person associations and media associations

From the Asher Family archives and the website

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 19:17:00 harbergr Changes to middlename

Asher Family Archives

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14 March 2016 19:16:24 harbergr Changes to awards

Asher Family Archives

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 19:05:20 harbergr Changes to service number, highest rank, role, aircraft associations and mission associations

From research by Robert J. Harberg including family archives and the website:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /