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Barclay B. Beeby Crew
388th BG - 560th BS

Standing Left to Right: Joseph N. Carmody (N), Raymond E. Snow (B), Barclay B. Beeby (P), Joseph Luke (CP)

Kneeling Left to Right: Wilson E. Blattert (LWG), Melville G. Duff (TG), Peter F. Matura (R/O), Frank M. Farmer (FE)



  • 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron


  • Barclay Beeby

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Barclay Boyd Beeby was born in Alton and attended Alton schools, including Shurtleff College. Before joining the military, he was sales manager of the Alton Baking and Ice Cream Company (ABC Bakery). He joined the...

  • Wilson Blattert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Joseph Carmody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Melville Duff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Frank Farmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner

  • Joseph Luke

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot

  • Peter Matura

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

  • Raymond Snow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier


  • 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...


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