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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).

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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

  • A Freed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Arnold Freed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

Aircraft

  • 42-107198

    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.

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 428

    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.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2020 22:11:52 EBFreed Changes to person associations
Sources

E. Freed

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2020 22:05:20 EBFreed Changes to person associations
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Ellen Freed, daughter

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2020 22:03:13 EBFreed Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Ellen Freed, daughter

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