2nd Lt. Arnold Freed, navigator on B17 (42-107-198) with the Barry crew, 388thBG, 562BS, 1944. Flew 33 missions. Survived Poltava.
Crew: Robert A. Barry (pilot), K.L. Crider (copilot), A. Freed (navigator), W.H. Menger (bombardier), G.K. Hoyt (radio op), W.A. Toles (engineer), RL Barger (ball turret), H.W. Cooper (right waist), H.G. Hampton (left waist), S. Paul (tail gunner).
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; slated 303BG, Assigned 562BS/388BG [T] Knettishall 8/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Barry 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.
21 June 1944
Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.