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Peter Victor Henningsen

Military

Transferred from the 384th Bombardment Group to the 15th Air Force, 301st Bombardment Group, 353rd Bombardment Squadron. KIA on 25 February 1944, MACR 2722.

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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Cerignola 15/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 18 missions Regensburg 25/2/44 with Joseph A. Hurley, William J. Mills Jr, Peter Victor Henningsen, William Bothwell (4 Killed in Action); Robert K....

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...

  • Big Spring Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Redfield, SD 57469, USA 13 April 1923
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 14 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #96 dated 14 September 1943, Joseph A. Hurley Crew. 13 combat missions.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2020 18:41:38 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a KIA event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2017 13:01:10 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1692
MACR 2722

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:27 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=h...

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