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Julius Conison

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Landsberg on 9 Apr 45 in B-17 #448504

Service

People

  • Charles Amolsch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    WIA

  • Herbert Blasdell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    WIA

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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102559

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44 STAR DUST; battle damaged Berlin 26/2/45 with ?; force landed Thionville A/fd, Fr; Salvaged 9/3/45. MY TRUE LOVE.

  • 42-97328

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/3/44; on mission to ? 31/7/44 with E.F. Fowler (9 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: Jim Wilkie (Killed in Action); taxi accident with Herbert Shule 3/5/45;...

  • 43-37724

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44 OLD SILVER; battle damaged Nurnburg 3/10/43 with Chas Wallace, flak hit killed Co-pilot: Clarke; battle damaged Kassel 30/12/44 with ?; force landed...

  • 43-38097

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 20/8/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 22/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38552

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 26/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38782

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45....

  • 43-38933

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

  • 43-38948

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 28/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.

  • 44-6582

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/8/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Winfred Lenocker, Dick Jackson, Don Blair, Stan Roof, Lou Rotella, Bob Roth, Clayton McClelland, Jack Putnam, Heine Reiser (9...

  • 44-6622

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45. OUR LOVE.

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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
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 1 April 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 April 1945
Died 1 January 2006

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 16:04:42 shmuel23 Changes to events
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julius conison

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 16:03:19 shmuel23 Changes to events
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julius conison

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 16:01:07 shmuel23 Changes to media associations
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Julius Conison

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 15:59:01 shmuel23 Changes to service number, awards, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Input by his grandson.

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 15:21:52 shmuel23 Changes to nickname
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Julius Conison

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13870 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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