42-30800 Cock O The Walk

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Cock O' The Walk" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th BG.'

Object Number - FRE 7854 - The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Cock O' The Walk" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th...

Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Gr Isle 9/8/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [-O] Knettishall 3/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/2/44 with 452BG crew, p-Jake Colvin, Co-pilot: Dick West, Ball turret gunner: Andy Saari, Waist gunner: John Clayton (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Allen Johnson, Bombardier: M.E. Glass, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Rottler, Radio Operator: Allen Rose, Waist gunner: Bill Mack (Wounded in Action), Tail gunner: Grady Justice (6 Prisoner of War); flak hit in cockpit, crashed near Luther factory at Bienrode, four miles N of Brunswick, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2893. COCK O' THE WALK.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-684808
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-460094
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680178
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Shot Down/Crashed

Bienrode, 38110 Braunschweig, Germany 1944-02-29 Jake Colvin Crew

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 1943-07-30

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1943-09-03 388 BG 563 BS

Revisions

Date27 Mar 2020 21:15:02
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date9 Dec 2017 04:18:39
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 349
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-30800&da…

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2893 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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