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Frank Kalman Gyory

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Billie Brown crew. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870; Hit by flak and belly landed. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Billie Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Ned Sweeney

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra in B-17 #4237870

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. ...

  • 42-97201

    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...

Missions

  • 503

    29 July 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 31 January 1922
Enlisted New York City, NY 12 August 1942

New York City, New York

Based Grafton Underwood May 1944 – 29 July 1944

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF

POW - Prisoner of War Żagań, Poland 29 July 1944 – 22 May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Held at Stalag Luft III.

Baled out POW Vicinity of Apolda, Germany 29 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870; Hit by flak and belly landed. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818

Buried Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, NY 29 September 1944

Frank Gyory rests at the Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton, Suffolk County, New York

Died Huntington, NY 26 September 1994 – 22 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2020 07:17:34 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/5782263-frank-k-gyory
https://www.fold3.com/record/83585865-frank-k-gyory
https://www.fold3.com/record/713059551-gyory-frank-k
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5777
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/734724/frank-k-gyory

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:56:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Created single record from duplicates to include details from :
MACR 7818
Roger Freeman's "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story"

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:54:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Created single record from duplicates to include details from :
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7818 /;
MACR 7818, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=g... /
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 10:40:38 ED-BB Changes to service number, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment Records database
NARA WWII POW database
MACR 7818
www.384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-07-22-524 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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