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People

  • Charles Bliss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Henry Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Henry Jr. was a graduate of the 1940 class of Cumberland County High School. Two classmates, and football team members, graduating from CCHS in 1938, Ben H. West Jr. and Cecil G. Buttram were killed in action. AMM 3rd Class Ben H. West Jr. enlisted Dec...

  • Vernon Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Vincent Sundstrom

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42107076. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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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...

  • 42-31115 Hells Belles

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Jim Feeneynot found till 25/2/44, Radio Operator: Norman Kajut, Waist gunner: Marion Forbis,Tail gunner: Lou LeFevre (4...

  • 42-39866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Presque Is 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [ –P] Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Russell Boyce, Bombardier: Jack Graves, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Calvin Leitz,...

  • 42-5906 Sondra Kay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/4/43; Sioux City 7/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG [--E] Knettishall 16/6/43; suffered battle damaged at La Pallice, Fr. 16/9/43 with Henry Cox, Co-pilot: Albt Rubin, Navigator: Bob Leaventhal, Bombardier: Frank...

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 Indianapolis, Indiana 1920
Lived in Calhoun County, MI, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 27 October 1941
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 July 1943 – 29 March 1944

Completed 31 combat missions. The first 15 were as Navigator for the Cox Crew.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 23:30:46 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-EDD01-...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1180945

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:55 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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