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43-38919

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 1/11/44; transferred 388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; crashed on take off a mile SE of Barningham with Walter Metz 31/5/45, 14 Killed On Duty; Salvaged.

Service

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Anderson

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Frank Bakey

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Warren Billet

    Military | Private First Class | Supply | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Eldon Clark

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Mario Filigenzi

    Military | Master Sergeant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Allen Inglish

    Military | Private First Class | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Douglas Keller

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Supply | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Charles Lemons

    Military | Corporal | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • Walter Metz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

  • William Richardson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed On Duty

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Places

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Barningham, UK 31 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2017 12:29:27 Lucy May Changes to description, events and place associations
Sources

Changed number of airmen killed in crash from 9 to 14. Source: http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-L193&dat...

Corrected location of crash from 'Bamingham' to 'Barningham'. Source:
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=METZ%2C+WALTER&Su...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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