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Roy Island Crew
388th BG - 562nd BS

Standing Left to Right: Robert L. Sanders (FE), Robert A. Palmer (B), Roy E. Island (P), John P. Gallien (CP), Oliver A. Morris (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Larry C. Parrish (R/O), Henry G. Woods (TG), Fred L. Brunty (WG), Woodrow W. Wiggins (BTG)

Completed 27 mission tour: 26 November 1943 - 16 March 1944



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb 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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • Fred Brunty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Air Medal w /Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Gallien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Roy Island

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Oliver Morris

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Robert Palmer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Larry Parrish

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Robert Sanders

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Woodrow Wiggins

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Henry Woods

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 20:48:19 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations