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Explosion of B-17G 42-32030 "Devil's Luck" with the Ora Castrup Crew aboard. Only one of the crew survived

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

Aircraft

  • 42-32030 Devil's Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/44; Gr Island 4/2/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 11/2/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Ora Castrup, Co-pilot: Joe DeRidder, Navigator: Harvey Dellward, Bombardier: Chester Pluta, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2018 04:03:55 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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

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