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42-37849

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/43; damaged in taxi accident with Ken Kuehl 15/2/45; sal 31/5/45. MISS FORTUNE.

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...

People

  • William Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Jarrendt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 16-Sep-43 mission to La Pallice. FR, in B-17 42-5904 'Gremlin Gus'. On return, crashed in Devonshire after scraping a hill top. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Myles Johns

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Anthony Kawalec

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Dale McIntyre

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

  • Harry McKenna

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Must have been one of only a handful of 8th AF bomber crew who flew missions in 1943,1944 and 1945. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel after serving in WW2, Korea and Vietnam

  • Arthur Pohl

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Aubrey Stanton

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

  • James Tierney

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

  • Riggs Tucker

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

Missions

  • 479

    17 July 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
10 February 2021 17:53:57 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 12:03:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Information sent by Dick Read relating to Arthur M. Read and the 388th Bomb Group. (From 'The 388th At War' by Ed Huntzinger).

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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