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John C. Mouat Crew
B-17F-120-BO #42-30778 "Lady Margaret" Code: U
388th BG - 561st BS

Standing L to R: Milton W. Thompson (R/O), Edward Parsons (TG), William C. McVey (WG), Thomas E. Morton (WG), Edward J. English (FE), Bernard A. Johnson (BTG)

Kneeling L to R: Henry R. Sampson (CP), Harold R. Vague (N), Milton L. Ehrenreich (B), John C. Mouat (P)



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • Milton Ehrenreich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Edward English

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner

  • Bernard Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • William McVey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Thomas Morton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • John Mouat

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    John C. Mouat was born in 1921 in a log cabin atCuster, Montana near the battlefield where General Custer and many of histroops were massacred in 1876.During World War II, the author piloted 8thAir Force Flying Fortresses to targets in Germany and was...

  • Edward Parsons

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Henry Sampson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Milton Thompson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Harold Vague

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Rose to the position of Judge Advocate General of the Air Force. Retired with the rank of Major General


  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 04:02:26 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations