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Joseph J Luke

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  • 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30421

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dow Fd 29/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/7/43; Missing in Action Emden 2/10/43 with Joe Felece, Co-pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Joe Kendall, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3262 Sweetheart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 SWEETHEART; Returned to the USA Tinker 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45; also named JEANNIE and WILSON'S WILDCATS.

  • 42-3293 Slightly Dangerous

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 12/8/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Demetrious Karnezis, Co-pilot: John George (2 evaded capture); Navigator: Bill Frazier,...

  • 42-5899 Sioux City Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Norman Kempton, Navigator: Stan Plytynski, Bombardier: Bill LaForce, Radio Operator:...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 24 July 1943 – 15 September 1943

Completed 10 combat missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 21:45:27 466thHistorian Changes to middlename
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-LUK02-...

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 21:45:10 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-LUK02-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:18 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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