Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. In B-17 42-97184 'Lady Godiva' fatally crash landed on edge of field, Ludbrook Farm, Ermington, Devon 26-Aug-44 Killed in Action (KIA).
Awards: PH, EAME (2 Battle stars), American Campaign, Good conduct.
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Injured in B-17 42-97184 'Lady Godiva' crash landed on edge of field, Ludbrook Farm, Ermington, Devon 26-Aug-44, rescued by two farm workers, Jim Lapthorne and his son, Jim Jr Returned to Duty (RTD).
Units served with
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [K] Knettishall 11/3/44; with Bob Scales, Co-pilot: Frank Spangenberg, Navigator: Delmar E Linder, Bombardier: Howard Rohman, Waist gunner: George W Whetstone (5RTD,...
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...
||15 March 1920
Son of Ivar N Snr and Ingrid E Anderson.
||Chicago, IL, USA
||16 March 1942
||1944 – 26 August 1944
Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.
||Ermington, Ivybridge PL21, UK
||26 August 1944
In B-17 42-97184 'Lady Godiva' fatally crash landed on edge of field, Ludbrook Farm, Ermington, Devon 26-Aug-44 Killed in Action (KIA).
||12540 S Halsted St, Calumet Park, IL 60827, USA
Cedar Park cemetery