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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 7/4/44; damaged over Kiel 22/5/44 with O’Brien, rest unknown (8 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Harold Buck, Radio Operator: Foster Carlson (2KIA- in crash); crash landed Laurel Farm, Catfield, near RAF Ludham, Norfolk, UK,; Salvaged 24/5/44.



  • 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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • Harold Buck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Foster Carlson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 May 1944 AM/ PH

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group


  • 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
Crashed Catfield, UK 22 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
29 October 2015 19:32:15 ram957 Changes to nicknames

388th BG Association Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log