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42-106989

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/44; MacDill 14/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [Y] Knettishall 28/2/44; on mission to Liege 25/5/44 with Tracy Breed, Co-pilot: Don Duclos, Navigator: Harry Kroneberger, Bombardier: Charles Larsen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Ingram (5 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Rene Meriot, Waist gunner: Orris Johnson, Waist gunner: Chas Mitchell, Tail gunner: Lloyd Neuhaus (4 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Stewart McConnell (Killed in Action); flak hit set #4 on fire, some bailed by pilot dived down to put out flames as return to base; MACR 5263.

Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/8/45; Recl Comp 6/5/46. MISS ADVENTURE.

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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Irwin Boxer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Nose Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Kraslice on 3/5/45 in B-17 #4297542 due to mechanical failure Plane was 'City of Savannah' POW

  • Tracy Breed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

  • Donald Duclos

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

  • Thomas Ingram

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

  • Orris Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). 25 May 1944 B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

  • Harold Kroneberger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'

  • Charles Larsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD. B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

  • Stewart McConnell

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 25 May 1944 B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'. AM/ PH

  • William Meade

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Survived a crash on 24 Feb 1945 in B-17 42-97873.

  • Rene Meriot

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). 25 May 1944 B-17G #42-106989 'Miss Adventure'.

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) France 25 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2018 09:30:48 Lucy May Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

From existing info in biography field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5263 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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