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F/O Chester C. Pluta
Bombardier
Ora Castrup Crew
388th BG - 561st BS
KIA - 31 July 1944

Connections

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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Chester Pluta

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schleissheim in B-17 Devil's Luck #4232030

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2018 03:57:13 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/69428033/person/36209468514...

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