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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 16/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.



  • 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


  • Chester Hewitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • James Rogers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.

  • Othello Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 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...


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Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 17:40:10 Pete Changes to markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log