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Arthur Miles Codding

Military

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. 28-May-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5316.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Berg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lawrence Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Chiles

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. Took 20mm cannon shell to chest killed instantly. 28-May-44 Killed in Action ...

  • Kenneth Joye

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Delmar McBeth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft made a forced landing when on fire in a meadow So. of the Groenekanseweg at Maartenadi. Sergeant. McBeth was 1 of 2 crewmen who died (this is from a German report on the...

  • Delmar McBeth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. Took 20mm cannon shell to face killed instantly. 28-May-44 Killed in Action(KIA...

  • James Mulder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Roskowick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. Took 20mm cannon shell to lower back, mortally wounded. Taken to luftwaffe...

  • Clyde Waite

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102485, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Roger Withers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102485 Bare Essentials

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Art Codding, Co-pilot: Roger Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Berg, Radio Operator: Clyde Waite,...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Keene, New Hampshire, USA 17 August 1922
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 2 April 1942
Based Knettishall 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 28 May 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Forced landed Groenekanseweg, Netherlands 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. 28-May-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5316

Buried Owl's Nest, Lombard St, Felton, DE 19943, USA June 2005

Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Owls Nest
New Castle County
Delaware

Died New Castle County, DE, USA 4 June 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2017 16:12:38 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28637943
https://www.fold3.com/record/84402957-arthur-m-codding
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18924341/arthur-m.-codding

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5316 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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