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George D Anshutz


Shot down 22 May 1944 in B-17 #4297091 'Dear Mom. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb 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


  • 42-97091 Dear Mom

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG [F] Knettishall 6/3/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Gailard Mergenthaler, Co-pilot: Bernie Cohen, Navigator: Paul Pearson, Bombardier: Bill Hamilton, Flight...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Sturgis, South Dakota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 22 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4956 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database