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Rolla Lee Garretson

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  • Herbert Moore

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 2 tours with the 388th BG. total of 45 missions. Air Medal w 6/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

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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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30177 Charlene

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 27/4/43; Cheyenne 2/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 as CHARLENE; 15m transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe 19/1/44; Oulton 16/5/44; 36BS Cheddington...

  • 42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the Herbert W. Moore Crew. The Moore Crew flew her on 20 of her 32 combat missions. ...

  • 42-31163 A Good And Happy Ship

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Chas Wallace, Co-pilot: Edwin Gilroy, Navigator: Dick Kohn, Bombardier: Marvin Horn, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31741 Thunderbolt/Hi Fever

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Liege 25/5/44 with Capt Jim Zengerle, Co-pilot: Albt Millin, Navigator: Walt Travis, Bombardier: Capt Wayne Barnett,...

  • 42-3295 Tech Supply / Wailuiku Maui

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

  • 42-37839 Little Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/9/43; Gr Island 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [ -D] Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 9/3/44 with Bernie Dopko, Co-pilot: Gene Krifka, Navigator: Glenn Cederstrom, Bombardier: Bill Kelly, Flight engineer/top turret...

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 Stockton, California 18 February 1920
Enlisted Stockton, CA, USA 20 April 1942

Stockton AAF

Died 3 October 2001
Buried Stockton, CA, USA 6 October 2001

San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery
Stockton, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2017 00:57:45 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1655925
findagrave.com
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-GAR07-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:26 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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