42-30212 G Quarterback of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388 BG Crashed into North Sea whilst taking part in Operation Aphrodite against V weapon sites. Plane was radio controlled at time of crash so no fatalities.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...
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...
|07 March 2016 20:26:35||Paul Findon||Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations|