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42-3293

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 2/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 12/8/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Demetrious Karnezis, Co-pilot: John George (2 evaded capture); Navigator: Bill Frazier, Bombardier: Rich Loveless, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arthur Gay (3 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Jean Lawrence, Ball turret gunner: Alvin Morrison, Waist gunner: Ashby Smith, Waist gunner: Ray Schwabenbaur,Tail gunner: George Lincoln (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed La Chapelle-Champigny, near Sarbonne, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 3113. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS.

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

  • Barclay Beeby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Frazier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Gay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Demetrios Karnezis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-3293 'Slightly Dangerous. 'Evaded (EVD)

  • Jean Lawrence

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Lincoln

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Loveless

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I PH/ POW

  • Joseph Luke

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Alvin Morrison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #423293 'Slightly Dangerous. ' 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...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO, USA 2 May 1943
Assigned Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK July 1943

388 BG
560 BS

First 388th BG Combat Mission Hanover, Germany 26 July 1943
Crashed La Chapelle Champigny, 89340 Champigny, France 5 August 1943 – 6 September 1943

Shot Down by enemy fighters.
5 KIA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 13:15:28 phil marchese Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

Project no. per alternate image
( close up of nose art)

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 13:11:25 phil marchese Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 21:59:54 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, events, person associations and media associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 93
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-3293&data...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3113 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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