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Joseph P Andrecheck

Military

Command pilot Aphrodite drone B-17 42-30212, mission to V1 missile site Watten, France. 6-8-44. Baled out successfully over UK.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • 42-30212 Quarterback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...

  • 42-32004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 9/2/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 20/6/44 with Joe Patrick, Bombardier: Andy Vuksta, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rick Rarick, Radio Operator: Erroll Bingham,...

Missions

  • 523

    6 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Fersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Winfarthing when the site was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, it was renamed Fersfield when built for the Eighth Air Force 1943-44. USAAF and US Navy projects 'Aphrodite' 'Batty' and 'Anvil' (attempts to develop and use...

  • 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 New York, NY, USA 9 February 1918
Aphrodite mission Watten, France 6 August 1944

Command pilot Aphrodite drone B-17 42-30212, mission to V1 missile site Watten, France. 6-8-44. Baled out successfully over UK.

Died Lancaster, OH 43130, USA 10 October 2011
Lived in Mohawk, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2015 15:37:31 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
www.fold3.com
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 by Graham Simons.

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2015 14:49:19 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 by Graham Simons.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:29 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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