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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44 OLD SILVER; battle damaged Nurnburg 3/10/43 with Chas Wallace, flak hit killed Co-pilot: Clarke; battle damaged Kassel 30/12/44 with ?; force landed Lille, Fr; Salvaged 28/1/45; 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 18/12/45. SOLVANG REVENGER.



  • 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

  • William Meade

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Survived a crash on 24 Feb 1945 in B-17 42-97873.


  • 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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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:23 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log