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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/3/44; on mission to ? 31/7/44 with E.F. Fowler (9 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: Jim Wilkie (Killed in Action); taxi accident with Herbert Shule 3/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. HEAVEN'S ABOVE.

See Also http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/18401

Service

People

  • George Boozer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong ...

  • Lazaro Cadena

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Julius Conison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Landsberg on 9 Apr 45 in B-17 #448504

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 00:31:26 RayWells Changes to description
Sources

linked BIO

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2020 15:35:52 466thHistorian Changes to serial number
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2020 15:35:24 466thHistorian Changes to serial number
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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