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Kendall Daskey

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Norman Adair

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 547th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 21 August 1943 (not as a member of a crew). 25 combat missions.

  • Lloyd Fisk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Kendall Daskey crew. 12 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eldridge Huber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Verlyn Tollison crew. Flew as co-pilot to Kendall Daskey 12 x combat missions. Removed from flying duties. Transferred 8th AFRD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Lenich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Kendall Daskey crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLM), Defense, WWII Victory, GC, EAME (Battle Star).

  • Paul Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by FW 190s and ME109s and crashed near Oostrum, Holland on a a mission to Oschersleben, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39809 'Kayo'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 42-97150 'SILVER QUEEN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 26/2/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-F] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 544BS [SU-F]; force landed continent 10/1/45; Salvaged. SILVER QUEEN.

  • 42-97204

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 30/3/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Harry Rainey, Co-pilot: J.Z. Rowe, Navigator: Chas Francis, Bombardier: Walt Kendall,...

  • 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...

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
Born Chicago, IL 7 May 1917

Son of Ronald Walter and Elma Esther Daskey.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 5 March 1941

Chicago, Illinois

Based Grafton Underwood December 1943 – April 1944

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

Controlled crash landing Grafton Underwood, UK 31 March 1944

Returning to base from a recalled operational mission in B-17 42-38013, the left main landing gear would not extend. Jettisoned bomb load and ball turret, then flew locally to use up fuel supply. Then made a successful landing using only the right main gear and tail wheel, resulting in minimal damage to the aircraft, and no injury to crew.

Discharged USAAF 30 December 1946

Honourable discharge.

Died Albuquerque, NM 15 November 1995
Buried Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM 18 November 1995

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

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