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Michael P Urban

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-102674 Packawalup III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Kearney 12/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 1/5/44; transferred 615BS/401BG [IY-M] Deenethorpe 19/5/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/11/44, force-landed at Great Dunmow, U.K. after sustaining extensive battle...

  • 42-31983 Mary Alice

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6...

  • 42-97636

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/1/44; 1SAG Langley 4/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-P] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG [ -L] Polebrook 14/6/44; 615BS/401BG [IY-H] Deenethorpe 26/8/44; in base landing accident with Paul Campbell 18/2/45;...

  • 42-97664 'Aw Come On'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 21/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-F] Deenethorpe 17/4/44; 612BS [SC-X]; force landed continent 10/5/45; Salvaged 2 SAD. AW COME ON.

  • 43-37947

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-S] Chelveston 8/7/44; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.

  • 43-38077 'Tagalong', 'Duke's Mixture'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-Q] Deenethorpe 5/8/44 DUKE'S MIXTURE; 614BS [IW-H]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6//6/45; 4169 BU Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 43-38458 'Bottle Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 10/9/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; 615BS [IY-P]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45;...

  • 44-6310 'Rocky Lois'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Missing in Action Gaggenau 10/9/44 with Bill Woodward, Ball turret gunner: Theo Schappert (2 KIA - both dead in wreckage); Co-pilot: Jim Glidewell, Navigator:...

  • 44-8371 'Badland Bat II', 'Freckles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/8/44; Langley 29/8/44; Dow Fd 20/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-M] 1/12/44 FRECKLES, a PFF ship; Missing in Action Minster Stein 16/2/45 with Capt Stephen Lozinski, Maj Melvin Pfund, Lou Rush, Cyril Martin, Joe Concino, Chas Smith,...

Missions

  • 455

    6 July 1944

  • 458

    7 July 1944

  • 460

    8 July 1944

  • 469

    12 July 1944
    Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.

  • 471

    13 July 1944

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

  • 8th Air Force 482

    19 July 1944
    Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.

  • 494

    25 July 1944

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

  • 524

    6 August 1944

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Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2021 00:35:23 acbernstein1 Changes to role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2902

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2902

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