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546th Bomb Squadron


Commanding officers
  • George Harris

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron on Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #362, as Squadron Commander, per Group Historian memo dated 3 January 1943. 19 combat missions


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  • 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...

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Station Location Date
Based Grafton Underwood



  • Ernest Abe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 747 - Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 384th Bomb Group

  • Labe Abernathy

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 552, Control Tower Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Reassigned from the 546th Bombardment Squadron to the 33rd Station Complement Squadron on Station 106 Special Orders #106 dated 28 September 1943.

  • Joel Acker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30046 'Merrie Hell', Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 289 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Dominic Acquaro

    Military | Sergeant | MOS 747, Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 384th Bomb Group
    Dominic Acquaro was a member of the maintenance crew for B-17 #42-37776 'LADY DREW', 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

  • Arthur Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner/Togglier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #36 dated 13 February 1945, Calvin C. Magleby Crew. Seventeen combat missions.

  • Howard Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30032 'Sky Queen'. Prisoner of War.

  • Roy Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Aegeter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group

  • Leonard Ahlstrom

    Military | Corporal | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on Gowen Field, Idaho, Special Orders #362 dated 28 December 1942, as a member of the original squadron cadre.

  • Lewis Ahner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Co-pilot - Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer - Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator - Alexander W. Andrews,...

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  • 41-24529

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Syracuse 14/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 546BS/384BG Grafton Underwood [BK-J] 22/9/43; on engine check mission 9/10/43, overshot runway and into a ditch, undercarriage collapsing & blocking nearby road, with...

  • 42-102501 The Challenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana...

  • 42-102601 Bolo Babe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

  • 42-102933 QUEENIE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-Q] Grafton Underwood 8/6/44; battle damaged Merseburg 12/12/44 with ?; crash landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11340. GREMLINS HOTEL aka QUEENIE.

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

  • 42-107058 White Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator...

  • 42-107074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 6/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-P] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; {8m} on training mission 2/5/44 with Jim Miller, Co-pilot: Ed Thorn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed McDonald, Radio Operator:...

  • 42-107083

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 6/4/44; 546BS [BK-B]; Missing in Action Koblenz 27/12/44 with Elmer Nelson, Bill Horan, Marton Dobrow, Derald Melton, Edmund Zaleski, Tom Raught, Ken Rohr (7 Killed...

  • 42-107121 Kentucky Colonel / Helena II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1//3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-J] Grafton Underwood 5/5/44; ground loop accident with Tom Daniel 7/12/44, Salvaged AFSC. KENTUCKY COLONEL.

  • 42-29636 'X Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Gt Falls 31/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Nashville 23/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-G] Chelveston VANISHING VIRGIN 24/3/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 30/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to...

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)