42-97760

Object Number - UPL 30933 - B-17G-30-VE #42-97760 Code: K 388th BG - 562nd BS completed 50 combat missions

Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

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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 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-403672
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38474601
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner/Tail Gunner
  • 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 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16079564
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner/Radar Jammer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747209
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

A B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group bombs a target near Hamburg. 

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAF- 492nd BG showing successful result on oil target near Hamburg, 6 Aug 1944.'
  • Date: 6 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 1944-02-16

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1944-05-31 388 BG 562 BS

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

Munich, Germany 1944-07-15

Other

Final 388th BG Combat Mission

Gera, Germany 1945-04-06 Completed 50 combat missions + 2 aborts

Revisions

Date7 Dec 2017 01:28:45
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-97760&da…
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman, page 207

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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