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42-107076

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norman Gallagher, Radio Operator: John Rose, Ball turret gunner: Sid Schneider, Waist gunner: Phil Scriffignano, Waist gunner: Adolph Waluck,Tail gunner: Gene Budzbanewski (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed into sea seven miles SE of Nykobing, near Boto, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 3656.

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

  • Alexander Bruce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Eugene Budzbanewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Budzbanowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Warnemunde in B-17 42-107076; Hit by flak, crashed into sea seven miles SE of Nykobing, near Boto, Denmark. 9-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3656 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Norman Gallagher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • John Rose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Sidney Schneider

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Philip Scriffignano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Philip served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107076, 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. ...

  • Vincent Sundstrom

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Vlymen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    2Lt. John Richard “Dick” Vlymen, Jr, B17G 42-107076 563 Bomb Squadron, 388 Bomb Group took off from RAF Knettishall. Target: the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Poznan, Poland. ...

  • John Vlymer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42-107076, Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 9 April 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3656 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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