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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 26/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/5/44 THE WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45. (battle damaged Bischofsheim, Ger 13/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 12/3/45. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. OL' FAITHFUL.)



  • James Rogers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log