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Henry J. Rodgers Crew
388th BG - 562nd Bomb Squadron
B-17F-45-BO #42-3295 "Tech Supply"

Standing L to R: Jerome I. Flohr (N), Henry J. Rodgers (P), L.B. Lewis (CP), Seldon B. Smith (B)

Kneeling L to R": William D. Sawyer (WG), Kelly Hill (WG), Edward C. Pawlicki (BTG), Jack Smith Ford (TG), Joseph E. Hallam (R/O), Edward L. Franklin (FE)

Connections

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    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

People

  • Jerome Flohr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator / Group Navigator
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Rodgers Crew. 27 x combat missions. According to J. Hallam, the radio operator, Flohr was killed just before a mission. The crew were waiting beside the aircraft in a tent. Flohr said that he was going off to get a...

  • Jack Ford

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PUC

  • Edward Franklin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Joseph Hallam

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    4 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Kelly Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, ac B17 42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Edward Pawlicki

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    24 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Henry Rodgers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • William Sawyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    24 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Seldon Smith

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    24 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Aircraft

  • 42-3295 Tech Supply / Wailuiku Maid

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 23:47:47 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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