SSgt Philip Scriffignano, Left Waist Gunner on B17G 42-107076, 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group. Target of the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Poznan, Poland. While on this mission they were hit by enemy flak and severely damaged. Philip was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 crashed, due to the damage, into the Baltic Sea seven miles Southeast of Nykobing, near Boto, Denmark during the war. ..
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
Philip served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107076, 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...