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Technical Sergeant Thomas E. McElherne, Tom’s crew at 388th Bomb Group, Knettishall, England. Tom was Flight Engineer and Top Turret Gunner.



  • 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...

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  • Thomas McElherne

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 23 Mar 45 in B-17 #4337635


  • 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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"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.