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B-17 #42-5906 "Sondra Kay" of the 388th BG - 562nd BS crashed near the fence line on 9 September 1943 at Upper Cilgee Farm in Powys, Wales. All 10 members of the Henry Cox Crew were KIA

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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

  • Herman Ball

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Killed on mission in returning from mission to Bordeaux and La Pallice on B-17 #42-5906 'Sondra Kay'. Rain squalls dispersed the 388th BG. AC crashed at Pembridge south of RAF Shobdon.

  • Frank Broach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    1st Lt Broach was the son of Frank Norman Broach Sr., and Clara Elizabeth Wilson Broach. ...

  • Henry Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Henry Jr. was a graduate of the 1940 class of Cumberland County High School. Two classmates, and football team members, graduating from CCHS in 1938, Ben H. West Jr. and Cecil G. Buttram were killed in action. AMM 3rd Class Ben H. West Jr. enlisted Dec...

  • Francis Curry

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    He resided in Dawson County, Texas prior to the war. ...

  • Donald Gromis

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Killed on mission in returning from mission to Bordeaux and La Pallice on B-17 #42-5906 'Sondra Kay'. Rain squalls dispersed the 388th BG. AC crashed at Pembridge south of RAF Shobdon. 16 September 1943

  • Otto Kloza

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 16 September 1943 AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Joshua Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Killed on mission returning from mission to Bordeaux and La Pallice in B-17 #42-5906 'Sondra Kay'. Rain squalls dispersed the 388th BG. A/C crashed at Pembridge south of RAF Shobdon. 16 September 1943

  • George Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Albert Rubin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed on returning from mission to Bordeaux and La Pallice in B-17 #42-5906 'Sondra Kay'. Rain squalls dispersed the 388th BG. A/C crashed at Pembridge south of RAF Shobdon. 16 September 1943 Air Medal

Aircraft

  • 42-5906 Sondra Kay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/4/43; Sioux City 7/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG [--E] Knettishall 16/6/43; suffered battle damaged at La Pallice, Fr. 16/9/43 with Henry Cox, Co-pilot: Albt Rubin, Navigator: Bob Leaventhal, Bombardier: Frank...

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