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Demetrios Karnezis

Military

Shot down near Sarbonne on 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-3293 'Slightly Dangerous. 'Evaded (EVD)

Service

People

  • Ralph Jarrendt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 16-Sep-43 mission to La Pallice. FR, in B-17 42-5904 'Gremlin Gus'. On return, crashed in Devonshire after scraping a hill top. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30595 'Gremlin Gus II' "Olin's 69'ers"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/7/43; (34m) transferred Aphrodite project as OLIN'S 69'ERS; when War Weary, fuselage cut down and vehicle windshield fitted before open...

  • 42-3293 Slightly Dangerous

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 12/8/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Demetrious Karnezis, Co-pilot: John George (2 evaded capture); Navigator: Bill Frazier,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2017 15:02:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Chris Brassfield;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 3113;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:15 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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