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Lawrence Goldstein

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Flew 25 missions--first day raid on Berlin--crew name 'Worry Wart'--on 25th mission, returned to base, last plane to land, chased to channel by Fw 190--shooting continously until we escaped. As RO was able to obtain position report from rescue not despite Germany radio jamming. Pilot, B. J. Keirsted, credited my action as one that saved crew.

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ GC/ EAME w/ 1 battle star/ ETO

COMPLETED 25 COMBAT MISSIONS/ FLIGHT R/O INSTRUCTOR WITH 487 BG. FLEW BIG WEEK MISSIONS. . . TOTAL COMBAT HOURS 191 RETURN TO U. S. FLEW 0NE YEAR AS B-29 R/O RADIO INSTRUCTOR CLOVIS AAB KOREAN WAR ASSIGNED TO MISAWA AFB JAPAN 14 MONTHS AS COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR

DFC/AIR MEDAL 3 CLUSTER/ETO RIBBON WITH BATTLE STAR AMERICAN THEATRE RIBBON/GOOD CONDUCT/KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL/ UN MEDAL/ KOREAN PRESIDENT CITATION

Service

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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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30241 Worry Wart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Rapid City 15/7/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 26/10/43 WORRY WART; transferred RAF [SR378]; 214 Sq BU-D Feltwell, Nfk; 21/1/44; Written off 11/3/47.

  • 42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin' Red Ass

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30800 Cock O' The Walk

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Gr Isle 9/8/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [-O] Knettishall 3/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/2/44 with 452BG crew, p-Jake Colvin, Co-pilot: Dick West, Ball turret gunner: Andy Saari, Waist gunner: John Clayton (4 Killed in...

  • 42-31103 Pegasus Too

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gr Island 5/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Lloyd Wilson, Co-pilot: Chas Coleman, Bombardier: John Markert, Radio Operator: Francis Seibel, Ball turret gunner: Ed...

  • 42-31176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/4/44 with George Gwin, Co-pilot: Chas Dunfee, Navigator: Wilbur Minnich, Bombardier: Bob Reis, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97543

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/12/43; Langley 10/1/44; Mitchell 23/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 29/1/44; transferred 413BS/96BG Snetterton 30/1/44; 422BS/305BG [JJ- ] Chelveston 20/3/44; A/c on training flight over Kings Lynn, UK, 25/7/44 with Sam Rosser,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 140

    29 November 1943
    This is another massive raid on Bremen, Germany by a force of 360 B-17s. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 182 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 94BG (40); 95BG (20); 96BG (41); 100BG (20);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 143

    30 November 1943
    This mission is directed at a single target - the industrial areas of Solingen, Germany. The mission consists of three elements. The first element is a force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (20); 303BG (20); 305BG (16...

  • VIII Bomber Command 149

    5 December 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 216 B-17 from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (10); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (21); 351BG (35); 379BG (21); 381BG (30); 384BG (20); and 301BG (20)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 164

    24 December 1943
    This mission is directed at V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. The attacks are made between 1330-1510hrs. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a force of 277 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 169

    30 December 1943
    The port area and oil refineries at Ludwigshaven, Germany are the target for this massive attack of 710 heavy bombers. The despatch includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG, 11 of these are effective on the mission, 3 are damaged, and the bomber...

  • VIII Bomber Command 171

    31 December 1943
    This mission is the last heavy bomber operation of 1943. 1943 had been a very "tough" year for the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). 23365 B-17s had been despatched on missions and 881 had Failed to Return (FTR) for a loss...

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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 Brooklyn, New York 10 February 1922
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 26 November 1943 – 4 March 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2017 05:19:46 466thHistorian Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-GOL04-...

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2017 05:15:46 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, awards, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-GOL04-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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