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560th Bomb Squadron

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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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Knettishall

Connections

People

  • Irving Abramowitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4231137 'Classy Chassy. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Albert Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Duane Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Clerk | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231393 'Snafu. ' Evaded.

  • Ferrall Adamson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Walter Ades

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Frederick Albers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-37819 crashed NE of Brunswick, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Albon

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102696 'Midge'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/5/44; used on Aphrodite training project; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 18/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-107017

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 1/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/3/44; Missing in Action Liege 25/5/44 with Bill Warren, Bombardier: Jerome Fontaine (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Gene McClellan, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30030 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; transferred 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/7/43 then 560BS/388BG. ...

  • 42-30142 Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Sioux City 30/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 22/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-L] Grafton Underwood 29/9/43; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall /43; Missing in Action 35m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Roy Walker, Navigator: Ken...

  • 42-30195 Blind Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 16/6/43; [66m] crashed on take off for Bohlen oil depot 7/10/44 with Harry Resch, Co-pilot: Jim Fraser, Navigator: George Miner,...

  • 42-30201 Shedonwanna?

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 7/5/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/6/43 TIGER GIRL; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Earl Melville, Radio Operator: Frank Aldenhoevel, Waist gunner...

  • 42-30203 Shack Up

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 23/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Roy H. Mohr, Co-pilot: Elmer F. Schulz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-30214

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall [ -M] 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, John Leverone, Mike Mahoney, Francis Antalek, Bill Caruso, John...

  • 42-30215

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 8/5/43;Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 11/1/44 with Lou Carpentier, Co-pilot: Don Davidson, Navigator: George Dustin,...

  • 42-30224

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 12/5/43; Patterson 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [--G] Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Hanvover 26/7/43 with Earl Horn, Bombardier: Bob Bailey, Flight engineer/top turret...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 02:34:14 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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10 April 2015 02:32:38 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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13 March 2015 16:28:28 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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