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Wilson E Blattert

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  • 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 42-30640

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/8/43; on return from mission 31/12/43 with Barclay Beeby, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed St Mary on...

  • 42-30851 Little Boy Blue

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [H] Knettishall 8/9/43; on assembly for Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Walt Malaniak, Co-pilot: Aaron Brinkoeter, Navigator: Leo Ramos, Bombardier: Amos Force, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-31214 Return Engagement

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/3/44 with Homer Pou, Co-pilot: Bob Laubach, Bombardier: John Mulligan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon...

  • 42-5899 Sioux City Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Norman Kempton, Navigator: Stan Plytynski, Bombardier: Bill LaForce, Radio Operator:...

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 Stanton, NE 68779, USA 11 November 1914
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 24 July 1943 – 5 February 1944

37 Combat Missions

WIA 6810 Prouvy, Belgium 2 September 1943

Wounded by flak over target

Died Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA 20 February 2001
Buried Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA 23 February 2001

Fairview Cemetery • Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2017 21:28:38 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-M017&dat...

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2017 21:28:06 466thHistorian Changes to awards and events
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-M017&dat...

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 15:49:21 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79926111/wilson-emanuel-blattert
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=photoImage&id=388-P-C-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:57 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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