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John Thomas Kelly

Military

Assigned to the 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Remo Budassi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Kelly crew. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Garnet Chouinard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Kelly crew. 33 x combat mission. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Cruise

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Kelly crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Dotherow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Madera

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Verle Roth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Trypuc

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Welsbacher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #37 dated 24 February 1944, John T, Kelly Crew. 29 missions DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Forrest Wray

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-38208 Lilly Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 10/2/44 as GEORGIA’S PEACHES; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-A] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampsted 27/5/45; 58m but none with 398BG, to RAF Valley for...

  • 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...

  • 42-97237 'ROYAL FLUSH III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; Missing in Action Freidrichshafen 19/7/44 with Dick Mount, Co-pilot: Bob Stuempfle, Navigator: Bob Rouse, tog-Vernon Rients, Flight...

  • 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...

  • 42-97960

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; with ? force landed Mt 4/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 26/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 3/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Chas Molder, Hobart Treadway, Ernie Knowlton, Ralph...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Grafton Underwood February 1944 – June 1944

Assigned to the 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2020 17:29:21 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=8307

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 02:37:45 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=k...

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