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SSGT Fred S Justus
Waist Gunner
Ora Castrup Crew
Only survivor of his crew after being shot down 31 July 1944



  • 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


  • Fred Justus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schleissheim on 7/31/44 in B-17 Devil's Luck #4232030 POW


  • 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...


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