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42-30225

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 2/7/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG [--J] Knettishall 1/7/43; Missing in Action Hanover 27/7/43 with John Denton, Co-pilot: Nathan Fair, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Hayman, Ball turret gunner: Ed Cordts, Waist gunner: Tom Kennedy,Tail gunner: Chas Scott (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bill Davis, Bombardier: Ed Basham, Radio Operator: Frank Glose, Waist gunner: Ivan Walter (4 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3 & set ship on fire, crashed on airfield at Vechtal, near Aurich, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3131. MISTER YANK.

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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Basham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Cordts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Denton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nathan Fair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30225 'Mister Yank'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Frank Glose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Hayman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Kennedy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ivan Walter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #4230225 'Mister Yank. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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) Germany 26 July 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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