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Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)


Commanding officers
  • Budd Peaslee

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured. ...

  • Dale Smith

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer; pilot | 384th Bomb Group

  • Julius Lacey

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Commanding officer 384th Bomb Group from 6-Sep-43 to 23-Nov-43 then was given command of the 94th Combat Bomb wing. ...

  • Robert Fish

    Military | Colonel | 1091-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
    Commanding Officer of 492nd BG. This group was more widely known as the 'Carpetbaggers.' The mission of this group was to air drop supplies and agents in German occupied areas of Europe during WW II. Its concomitant mission was to land C-47 aircraft in...

  • Theodore Milton

    Military | Colonel | Commander, B-17 Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer Assumed command of the 384th Bomb Group on 24 October 1944. 10 combat missions with the 384th Bomb Group.


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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 6 January 1943 – 30 June 1945



  • William Abrahams

    Military | Private | Military Occupation Specialty 835-Supply Clerk
    Transferred from the 33rd Station Complement Squadron to Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bombardment Group on AAF Station 106 Special Order #36 dated 23 February 1944.

  • August Ackerman

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 867 - Radar Mechanic, Bombardment | 482nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group from the 482nd Bomb Group on AAF Station 106 SO #147 dated 25 July 1944.

  • Irving Appelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 405 Clerk-Typist | 384th Bomb Group
    Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #11 dated 13 January 1945.

  • Joseph Baggs

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew with the 384th BG from March '43 to November '44. He was recalled into service during the Korean War and reached the rank of Lt. Col. Flew 28 missions. ...

  • Bernard Balicer

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 251-Reclassification Specialist
    •Promoted to Corporal on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #22 dated 1 February 1944. •Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #172 dated 28 August 1944.

  • George Bartlett

    Military | Sergeant | Military Occupation Specialty 867-Radar Mechanic, Bombardment
    Assigned to the Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bombardment group (H) effective 27 September 1944 on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #191 dated 28 September 1944. Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #213 dated 28 October 1944.

  • Ralph Bond

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Executive Offocer | 384th Bomb Group
    Executive Officer

  • Charles Bonnett

    Military | Captain | Group Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    •Flew to England with 384th Group Commander, Colonel Budd J. Peaslee, per Army Air Base Kearney Special Orders #96 dated 17 May 1943. ...

  • William Buck

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander, Deputy Group Commander, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    *Commander 325th bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group * Group Operations, unk - 1 May 1943 *Deputy Commanding Officer - 384th Bomb Group *Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group Headquarters Detachment on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #111 dated 5 October 1943.

  • Robert Chapin

    Military | Major | Navigator, 384th Group Navidgator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #126 dated 23 October 1943, Lloyd Horton Crew. Was appointed as Group Navigator and transferred to Group Headquarters - 39 combat missions.

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    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned to the 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-F] Grafton Underwood on ...




Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 20:05:10 bombercommand Changes to commanding officers associations, stations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
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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)