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Franklin Carl Hitzeroth


Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29914. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #743



  • Justin Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #42 29914. Prisoner of War (POW) Missing Air Crew Report #743

  • Ernest Kuhl

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29914. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #773.

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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29914 Mischief Maker

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Baer Fd 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 13/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 MISCHIEF MAKER; Andrews Field 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton...


  • VIII Bomber Command 90

    3 September 1943
    German airfields in France and the Caudron-Renault works at Paris are the targets for this mission. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (14); 351BG (19); 381BG (22); 92BG (19); 305BG ...

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 Wayne, Illinois, USA 11 May 1922
assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 19 August 1943 – 3 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #75 dated 19 August 1943, Justin Ralph Jones Crew. Two combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) English Channel 3 September 1943
Died 18 April 1996

Lakewood Memorial Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 09:21:03 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 743 / MACR 743, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database