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Kenneth Irwin Fernquist

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra in B-17 #4237870

Service

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

  • 42-97201

    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...

  • 43-37870

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/6/44; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-H] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Ned Sweeney, Ball turret gunner: Ken Fernquist...

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 Elmira, New York
Died 29 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2017 12:16:07 Lucy May Changes to surname, middlename, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate records. Sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7818 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1163

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 20:21:22 bombercommand Changes to surname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1163

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7818

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