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43-27520, B17G, 'G.I. Jane', 560BS/388BG [F], Knettishall, England



  • 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37520 G.I. Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG [F] Knettishall 27/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Melbourne Michael, Co-pilot: Joe Waickus, Navigator: Ed Stachyra, Bombardier: Dick Perla, Flight...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 19:11:24 CPrimmer Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Updated 11/10/2014