IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3289) nicknamed "Wolf Pack". A veteran's son has enclosed a letter with the print: '[Left to right standing:] Clayton Junkin, Bruno Miazgowicz, Rolland Allard, William Shawley, William Bemmie, Chris Ivanoff, [left to right kneeling:] Frank Boyer, Edward A Wick, Allan B Lemley, (?) Mack. This picture is of the original crew of "Wolf Pack" of the 562nd Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Edward Wick confirmed this to me... The photograph was taken in 1943 (?) in Sioux City, Iowa, before the group left for England. In the original, part of photograph of the B-17 was blacked out for secrecy reasons. The crew of "Wolf Pack" were of the original members of the 388th BG that arrived at Knettishall in June 1943. My Father was Lt Allan Lemley, co-pilot. Edward A Wick, pilot, is living in Texas and Minnesota, I spoke with him on February 14th 1998. He told me who was in the photograph and where it was taken.... He also gave me the names of two men in the photograph that were not on Mission No 19, that day in September '43. Bruno Miazgowicz was replaced on that day by Andrew Fabriszewski. (?) Mack was replaced by Robert Merriam.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 11/5/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ed Wick, Co-pilot: Allen Lemley, Navigator: Bob Merriam, Bombardier: Frank Boyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clayton...
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...