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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gr Island 22/12/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [D] Knettishall 19/2/44; after 36 mission transferred 15AF 6/9/44; Salvaged 6/11/45. COCK OF THE WALK.

Service

People

  • Robert McCauley

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions (227:30 combat hours), volunteered to do the Aphrodite mission and bailed out (30 Oct 1944).

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 16:06:00 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description”.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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