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42-37878

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Grand Island 20/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [S] Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 28/9/44 with Lester Frawley, Co-pilot: Ray Klinke, Navigator: Harry Bouten, Bombardier: Paul Kaufman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Adrian Olson, Radio Operator: Carl Ingersoll, Ball turret gunner: Ray Ingram, Waist gunner: Harry Bell, Tail gunner: Howard Miller (9 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Altenkirchen/Ittenbach, near Hovel, W of Langshof, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 9376. MILLIE K.

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

  • Lawrence Barrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Barclay Beeby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Harry Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Saarfeld on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Millie K' #4237878 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Harry Bouton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Saalfeld on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Millie K' #4237878

  • John Corzette

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #425905 ÒJust AGÓ returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. CP to Pilot Paul Kelly.

  • Sterling Crawford

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #425905 ÒJust AGÓ returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul Kelly.

  • Melville Duff

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

  • Frank Farmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • August Franzetta

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

  • Lester Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 28 September 1944 on B-17 #42-37878 'Millie K'. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 1. EAME Campaign Ribbon w/ 2 Br Battle Stars; American Theater Medal; WWII Victory Medal

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 18:53:26 SG Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 18:35:41 SG Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 19:08:12 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 20:35:37 RayWells Changes to nicknames
Sources

Robert Ingersoll Son of Carl

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9376 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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