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Herbert W. Moore Crew
388th BG - 562nd BS

Standing Left to Right: John F. Houston (B), Rolla L. Garretson (N), Dilbert B. Herbert (CP), Herbert W. Moore (P)

Kneeling Left to Right: Howard M. Gaines (BTG), Lester B. Watson (WG), Marshall G. Meyers (FE), John J. Kirby (WG), Clarence Peak (TG), Warren M. Fleener (R/O)

This crew completed a 26 mission tour



  • 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


  • Warren Fleener

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

  • Howard Gaines

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

  • Rolla Garretson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • John Houston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    served with the 482nd Pathfinder Gp. Flew lead plane on 388th missions

  • John Kirby

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

  • Marshall Meyers

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner

  • Herbert Moore

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew 2 tours with the 388th BG. total of 45 missions. Air Medal w 6/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

  • Clarence Peak

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

  • Lester Watson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist 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...


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