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42-30661

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned to the Herbert W. Moore Crew. The Moore Crew flew her on 20 of her 32 combat missions.

Delivered Amarillo 7/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; 35m Missing in Action Rostock 24/2/44 with Albt Montgomery, Co-pilot: Russ Tyler, Navigator: Howard Carpenter, Bombardier: Jim Driscoll, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Doyle Thomas, Radio Operator: Bob Anliker, Ball turret gunner: Graham Nye, Waist gunner: Bob Oda, Waist gunner: Rolland Trantner, Tail gunner: Bob Buckler. (10 INT); mechanical problem and losing gas, force landed Galltofta, Sweden. Missing Air Crew Report 3080. VENI, VIDI, VICI. (Became Swedish air liner SE-BAK, Written off 12/46.)

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

  • Robert Anliker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on a mission to Poznan, Poland on 24 Feb 1944, B-17F #42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'. landed in Sweden. INT.

  • Robert Buckler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on a mission to Poznan, Poland on 24 Feb 1944, B-17F #42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici. ' landed in Sweden. INT.

  • Howard Carpenter

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on a mission to Poznan, Poland on 24 Feb 1944, B-17F #42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici. ' landed in Sweden. INT.

  • James Driscoll

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on a mission to Poznan, Poland on 24 Feb 1944, B-17F #42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici. ' landed in Sweden. INT.

  • Vernon Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Howard Gaines

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

  • Rolla Garretson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Edward Grindle

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

  • John Houston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    served with the 482nd Pathfinder Gp. Flew lead plane on 388th missions

  • Lloyd Humphries

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Command Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

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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
Delivered Amarillo, TX, USA 7 July 1943
Assigned Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 3 September 1943

388 BG
562 BS

First 388th BG Combat Mission Reims, France 26 September 1943
Failed to Return (FTR) and Interned (INT) 253 73 Gantofta, Sweden 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2020 21:39:06 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Changed the case of the nickame to lower case.

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 04:39:02 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2017 01:20:37 466thHistorian Changes to markings, description and events
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 147
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-30661&dat...

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 07:08:03 va155sf Changes to media associations
Sources

From the artists note on this drawing of Vini Vidi Vici.

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 05:43:43 va155sf Changes to media associations
Sources

First crew of Veni Vidi Vici

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 05:36:21 va155sf Changes to markings
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Photo of aircraft. My father was the pilot before this crew had the plane. Captain Herbert W Moore.

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2015 01:31:46 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3080 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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