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44-6597

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. SUPERMOUSE.

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

  • Bigelow Crocker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Cunliffe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Oscar Hines

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD

  • Kenneth Kuehl

    Military | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Ripatte

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 770

    30 December 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

  • 781

    5 January 1945

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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
Delivered Lincoln, NE, USA 18 September 1944
Assigned Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 12 October 1944

388 BG
561 BS

First 388th BG Combat Mission Mainz, Germany 4 December 1944
Final 388th BG Combat Mission Hanover, Germany 13 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2017 19:45:45 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=44-6597&data...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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