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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/3/44; on mission to ? 31/7/44 with E.F. Fowler (9 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: Jim Wilkie (Killed in Action); taxi accident with Herbert Shule 3/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. HEAVEN'S ABOVE.



  • 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • Peter Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Lazaro Cadena

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Roland Downs

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Mechanic | 388th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Fletcher

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Maurice Foley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Hodgen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Howard

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Edward Huntzinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    Edward J. Huntzinger was the long time historian for the 388th BG Association and authored the history book "The 388th At War", first edition copywright 1979

  • Carl Kindelt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Easy Does It' #4338623

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  • 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
07 November 2020 00:26:18 RayWells Changes to description

Updated Bio

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2018 10:51:22 RayWells Changes to person associations

R Pasco's Grandson Brian Stentz

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2014 00:11:36 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2014 00:10:44 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and media associations

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