Skip to main content
Edit entry 

44-8223

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 15/7/44; Langley 14/8/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 20/9/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Capt Ivan Woodburn, Capt Dick Gaspard, Edwin Kabcenell, Bob Nelson, Norman Lynn, Bob Hill (6 Prisoner of War); Lt Joe Zaic radar nav, Fletcher Sauls, Adam Imthurn tg(3 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Ludwigsburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12549. MISS KAREN K.

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

  • 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. ...

  • Frederick Dearing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Baltrum on 31 Dec 44 in B-17 44-8207

  • Richard Gaspard

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Miss Karenk' #448223

  • Robert Hill

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Miss Karenk' #448223 Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Adam Imthurn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Ludwigsburg in B-17 'Miss Karenk' #44-8223

  • Edwin Kabcenell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 Miss Karenk #448223

  • Norman Lynn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Miss Karenk' #448223

  • Herbert Moore

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 2 tours with the 388th BG. total of 45 missions. Air Medal w 6/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

  • Robert Nelson

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 20 Feb 45 in B-17 'Miss Karenk' #448223

  • 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.

Show more

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 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12549 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share