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42-30203

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 23/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Roy H. Mohr, Co-pilot: Elmer F. Schulz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hartzell H. Jones, Ball turret gunner: Bernard A. Becker (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: James G. Shilliday, Bombardier: Roland A. Marean, Radio Operator: Halleck H. Hasson, Waist gunner: Robert W. Wallin, Waist gunner: Rodric Beckham,Tail gunner: Robert R. Ammarelllater repatriated (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Sancourt-Mainneville, France; Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 3126. SHACK-UP.

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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Ammarell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Bernard Becker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roderic Beckham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30203 'Shack-Up'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Halleck Hasson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Hartzell Jones

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roland Marean

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' He escaped with the help of the French Resistance and was returned to England in early 1944. POW

  • Roy Mohr

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Elmer Schulz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30203 'Shack-Up'. Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

  • James Shilliday

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' He escaped with the help of the French Resistance and was returned to England in early 1944 POW

  • Robert Wallin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

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 6 September 1943

Crashed near Sancourt-Mainneville, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 09:11:14 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, description, events and mission associations
Sources

MACR 3126

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3126 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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