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42-97114

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 3/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-777]; transferred USAAF 10/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Glendon Brown, Bill Whitlock, Larry Semenza (3 Prisoner of War); Joe Sala, Murray Winnick, Tom Hawkins, Norman Simula, Bill Cavalier, Frank Williams (6 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Halle, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13112. BORROWED TIME.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Glendon Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Halle on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • William Cavalier

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • Thomas Hawkins

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • Noel Kloter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • James Rogers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.

  • Joseph Sala

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #42-97114.

  • Larry Semenza

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Halle on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • Norman Simula

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • William Whitlock

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Halle on 17 Mar 45 in B-17 'Borrowed Time' #4297114

  • Frank Williams

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Halle in B-17 'Borrowed Time' 42-97114.

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Places

  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13112 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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