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42-37795

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 24/9/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4185 BU Independence 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45.

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
  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Balboni

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Pierrelay in B-17 Fourth Term #4297171

  • Archie Lani

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Perry Lewellen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned 8th AF June '44 - Dec. '44. Ours was a replacement crew - completed tour of combat. Arrived England about time of D-Day and back in states for Christmas. As a lead crew, think tour was 32 missions. ...

  • Lawrence Locker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions from Aug '44 thru 15 Jan 45 on B-17 'Our Love'

  • Robert Meagher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Milton Opdyke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Paaske

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Rottweil on 9/5/44 in B-17 'Moonlight Serenade' #43-37599, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Casimer Sulkowski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Casmier Sulkowksi was involved with the Aphrodite project missions. ...

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
16 December 2017 03:37:51 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-37795&dat...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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