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Henry Andrew Volpini


35 missions. His Brother, Peter, was KIA whilst serving with the 427th BS




  • Charles Majeske

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Charles Majeske enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 25 July 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 22. He was a 2nd Lieutenant when assigned to the 384th Bomb Group stationed at Grafton Underwood in England and flew his first mission as copilot...

  • Peter Volpini

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lutzendorf in B-17 42-31060 9-Feb-45; mid air collision, crashed near Jaraczewo, Poland. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12245. Awards: PH.

  • Stanley Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | MOS 1035 - Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

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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


  • 42-37788 HELL'S MESSENGER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG Grafton Underwood 7/11/43; transferred 547BS [SO-N]; transferred to 364FG Leiston, Sfk, UK. 11/43; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 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. ...

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 Baltimore, Maryland 12 February 1922
Assigned 17 July 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #140 dated 17 July 1944, Charles P. Majeske Crew. 35 combat missions.


Date Contributor Update
11 February 2019 23:43:19 RayWells Changes to biography

Andy Volpini. Nephew

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11 February 2019 23:41:19 RayWells Changes to biography and media associations

From His son Andy

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03 June 2015 01:08:59 bombercommand Changes to events and media associations

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03 June 2015 01:05:04 bombercommand Changes to middlename

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02 December 2014 14:16:54 Andy Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Henry A Volpini Sr.

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27 September 2014 18:12:37 AAM AAM ingest

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