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44-6574

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/10/44; Missing in Action Neuburg 9/4/45 with Rex Berwick, Earl Glancy, Nick Iannelli, Morris Thompson (4 Killed in Action);Warren Perkins, Lorenzo Arthur, Bob Hancock, Leroy Barry, Floyd Pernu (5 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Landsberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13871. SOLID SENDER.

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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lorenzo Arthur

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Landsberg on 9 April 1945 in B-17 'Solid Sender' #446574

  • Leroy Barry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Landsberg on 9 Apr 45 in B-17 'Solid Sender' 44-6574

  • Rex Barwick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Landsberg in B-17 'Solid Sender' 44-6574

  • Irwin Boxer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Nose Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Kraslice on 3/5/45 in B-17 #4297542 due to mechanical failure Plane was 'City of Savannah' POW

  • Peter Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Earl Glancy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Landsberg in B-17 'Solid Sender' #446574

  • Robert Hancock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Landsberg on 9 Apr 45 in B-17 'Solid Sender' #446574

  • Edward Huntzinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    Edward J. Huntzinger was the long time historian for the 388th BG Association and authored the history book "The 388th At War", first edition copywright 1979

  • Nick Iannelli

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 9 April 1945 Crashed near Landsberg in B-17 'Solid Sender' #446574 AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • John Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Nuremburg on 25 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338558

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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 9 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13871 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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