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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44 STAR DUST; battle damaged Berlin 26/2/45 with ?; force landed Thionville A/fd, Fr; Salvaged 9/3/45. MY TRUE LOVE.



  • 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...


  • John Brinegar

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions with the 388th BG between July 44 and Jan 45, the last 14 as lead pilot. Known to have flown on the following aircraft. ...

  • Lazaro Cadena

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 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

  • James Maher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Thomas Randel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Scuglik

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 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
Failed to Return (FTR) France 26 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15343 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database