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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/8/43; on return from mission 31/12/43 with Barclay Beeby, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed St Mary on the Marsh, near Romney, Kent, UK; Salvaged n/battle damaged 3/1/44.



  • Charles Albright

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Barclay Beeby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Barclay Boyd Beeby was born in Alton and attended Alton schools, including Shurtleff College. Before joining the military, he was sales manager of the Alton Baking and Ice Cream Company (ABC Bakery). He joined the...

  • Wilson Blattert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Carmody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Melville Duff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Frank Farmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Norman Kempton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen'. ...

  • Peter Matura

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Snow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:31 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log