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42-3295

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

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

  • Kenneth Betts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Cyphers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Warren Fleener

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Jerome Flohr

    Military | Captain | Navigator/Group Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed on Duty

  • Jack Ford

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PUC

  • Edward Franklin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Howard Gaines

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Rolla Garretson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Hallam

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    4 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Kelly Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    RTD

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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
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 27 April 1943
Crashed Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 24 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 13:07:45 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

AAM associated image

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2017 05:11:45 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, events and unit associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
pages 54 & 93

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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