Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Returned to Duty (RTD). MACR 3139
Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen 30-Dec-43 in B-17 42-31149 'My Day'; ditched in Channel 30-Dec-43, Killed in Action. MACR 3139
Awards: AM, PH
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
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 25/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Love Fd 12/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Phil Comelia, Co-pilot: Guy Claypool, Navigator: Bill Aunspaugh, Bombardier: Curtis Bellfy, Flight...
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...
||13 June 1915
||1943 – 1944
Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.
||English Channel Off Isle of Wight
||30 December 1943
||9 March 1974
||Roselawn Memorial Park
La Salle, Monroe County, MI
||12 March 1974
Roselawn Memorial Park
La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan