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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 13/8/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Winfred Lenocker, Dick Jackson, Don Blair, Stan Roof, Lou Rotella, Bob Roth, Clayton McClelland, Jack Putnam, Heine Reiser (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Heimerdingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11827.



  • 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • Donald Blair

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Heimerdingen on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #446582

  • Peter Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Clayton Clelland

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 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

  • Chester Hewitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Richard Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #44-6582, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Carl Kindelt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Easy Does It' #4338623

  • Winfred Lenocker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 #446582

  • 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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  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 January 1945


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11827 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database