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John F Houston

Military

served with the 482nd Pathfinder Gp. Flew lead plane on 388th missions

Service

People

  • Charles Bliss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Herbert Moore

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 2 tours with the 388th BG. total of 45 missions. Air Medal w 6/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30177 Charlene

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 27/4/43; Cheyenne 2/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 as CHARLENE; 15m transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe 19/1/44; Oulton 16/5/44; 36BS Cheddington...

  • 42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the Herbert W. Moore Crew. The Moore Crew flew her on 20 of her 32 combat missions. ...

  • 42-3295 Tech Supply / Wailuiku Maui

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Whitestone, New York 16 April 1919
Enlisted Hempstead, NY 11550, USA 23 March 1942

Mitchell AAF

388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 26 September 1943 – 26 November 1943

13 Combat Missions

Died Allegany, NY 14706, USA 29 November 2001
Buried Bath, NY 14810, USA 2 December 2001

Bath National Cemetery • Bath, Steuben County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION S SITE 493

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2017 02:43:30 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://death-records.mooseroots.com/?launch_filters=%5B%7B%22field%22%3A...
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-HOU04-...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1849623

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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