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Thomas E Morton

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People

  • Charles Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Dennis

    Military | Major | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • John Mouat

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    John C. Mouat was born in 1921 in a log cabin atCuster, Montana near the battlefield where General Custer and many of histroops were massacred in 1876.During World War II, the author piloted 8thAir Force Flying Fortresses to targets in Germany and was...

  • Paul Swift

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    10/14/43 on takeoff for Schweinfurt in B17#42-30193 'Hard Luck', no. 3 engine caught fire during take off with 10 bombs aboard. Lt. Swith retracted landing gear to avoid trees. Crew escaped before ac caught fire and exploded.

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

  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...

  • 42-31084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Ken Eccleston, Co-pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio...

  • 42-31707 Jake's Jerks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Long Beach 2/1/44; Presque Is 5/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Jack Glantz, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Morton Berger, Bombardier...

  • 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.

  • 42-3291 Miss Mac

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/4/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; on training mission 12/7/44 with Major Boardman Reed, Co-pilot: Major Melvin Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Weathers, Radio Operator: Ora Kelsey, pass...

  • 42-3518 Lady Lillian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/43; transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe /44; damaged by PB4Y explosion on APH mission 12-8-44; Salvaged 14/11/44. ...

  • 42-39894 Barbara

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/10/43; Gr Island 18/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Rostock 20/2/44 with Jerry Payne, Co-pilot: Carl Cole, Navigator: Jim Kelley, Bombardier: Clarry Swanson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

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 Twila, Kentucky 17 March 1920
Lived in Letcher County, KY, USA 1940
Enlisted Fort Knox, KY 40121, USA 15 July 1940
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 14 October 1943 – 13 February 1944
Died Harrison, OH 45030, USA 4 August 1998
Buried Cincinnati, OH, USA 8 August 1998

New Haven Cemetery • Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2017 01:52:37 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-MOR16-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27616162/thomas-elmer-morton

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:53 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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