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44-8301

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 3/8/44; Palm Springs 10/8/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 23/9/44; in base landing accident with Roland Sears 15/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 27/6/45; Sth Plains 17/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45. SUSAN KAY.

Service

People

  • Bernard Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    He flew with Pilot Lt. Ray Cambell on 'Ray's Hell' The plane crashed in England but the crew escaped. DFC, purple heart, etc

  • Noel Kloter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • 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

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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