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John M Berbrich


Accident 9 October 1943 on slow-timing flight of B17#41-24529 BK-E. 4 Returned To Duty.
Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #110 dated 4 October 1944, as crew pilot.
He completed his tour with 30 combat missions.



  • Nemours Montz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner/Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Staion 106 Special Orders #110 dated 4 October 1943, John Berbrich Crew. 30 combat missions.

  • Francis Nelson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. ...

  • Julius Schwartz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Accident, Oct. 9, 1943 on slow-timing flight of B17#41-24529. 4 RTD. 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B17#42-5852 'The Natural' ' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew baling out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were injured with all returning.

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24529

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Syracuse 14/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [BK-J] 22/9/43; on engine check mission 9/10/43, overshot runway and into a ditch, undercarriage collapsing & blocking nearby road, with...

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
P 9 October 1943


Date Contributor Update
26 January 2015 23:15:17 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:25 AAM AAM ingest

AAIR 43-10-09-503 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 321, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database