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44-6629

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Joe Ellis, Bill Seat, George Bartnik, Wayne Elkin togg, Walt Paskon, March Golash, Don Karle, John Strasen spot jammer, Glenn Wright tg (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Nurnberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12551. KAREN W.

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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Bartnik

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • Wayne Elkin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • Joseph Ellis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • March Golash

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • Donald Karle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • Noel Kloter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Walter Mayberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • Harry McKenna

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Must have been one of only a handful of 8th AF bomber crew who flew missions in 1943,1944 and 1945. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel after serving in WW2, Korea and Vietnam

  • Walter Paskon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 FEb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

  • William Seat

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Nurnburg on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Karen W' #446629

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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 20 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12551 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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