42-97542 City of Savannah

Object Number - UPL 45403 - B-17G-20-VE #42-97542 "City of Savannah" 388th BG - 563rd BS The men in the photo are unidentified

Delivered Denver 16/12/43; Rochester 11/1/44; Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 25/1/44; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-B] Snetterton 26/1/44; 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/1/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 5/3/45 with Ralph Kittle, John Watkins, Irwin Boxer, Lloyd Sanford, Salvaged Genco, Ray Kudla, Bob Jones (7 Prisoner of War); Bob Warren (Killed in Action); John Rutt (evaded capture); flak, crashed Kraslice, Czecho. Missing Air Crew Report 12926. CITY OF SAVANNAH.

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19087856
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Togglier/Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12177287
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12159739
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747209
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group Headquarters (388th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-396383
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Group Commanding Officer

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Kraslice, Czech Republic 1945-03-05

Delivered

Denver, CO 1943-12-16

Assigned

Knettishall Airfield, UK 1944-01-27 388BG 563BS

Revisions

Date2 Oct 2020 01:13:43
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12926 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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