Robert J Fanning

Military
Bob Pfieffer and his crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30213) nicknamed "Lil' One". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Pfieffer crew, 562BS.'

Object Number - FRE 1493 - Bob Pfieffer and his crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30213) nicknamed "Lil' One"....

Prisoner of War.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

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

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed ""Li'l" One" of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388.' Printed caption on reverse: 'B-61555 AC - The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Li'L One" at an airbase in England, 19 September 1943. 562nd Bomb Sqdn., 388th Bomb Gp. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lil One
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 366th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sondra Kay
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA 18 June 1921

Enlisted

Prisoner of War (POW)

Pocatello, ID, USA 27 July 1942 - 6 March 1944

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 12 August 1943 - 6 March 1944

Other

POW

78-220 Tychowo, Poland 6 March 1944 - 1 June 1945 Stalag Luft IV

Died

Salt Lake City, UT, USA 27 May 1982

Buried

Idaho Falls, ID, USA 30 May 1982 Rose Hill Cemetery • Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:35
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3034, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / MACR 3084 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Robert J Fanning: Gallery (1 items)