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Donald Vernon Chubb


Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97081. Ditched, Killed in Action (KIA). His sister Mary was with the 181st Medical Division in England and was killed in a plane crash on 14 June 1944.




  • James Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4297081. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Mary Chubb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Nurse
    Mary Chubb served in Britain as nurse with the 181st Medical Dispensary, Aviation. She was killed in a plane crash on 14 June 1944.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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


  • 42-97081

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Available: 25 January 1944 - Boeing Aircraft Co, Seattle, Washington ...


  • 345

    8 May 1944

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...


Event Location Date
Born Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 16 April 1944 – 8 May 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, James Wesley Brown, Jr, Crew. Three combat missions.

Died 8 May 1944

Comments: Damaged by flak, ditched in the Channel. MACR 4812
8 MIA, 2 Rescued


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4812,