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Norman P. Kempton Crew
388th BG - 560th BS

Standing L to R: Norman P. Kempton (P), Paul E. Davis (CP), Stanley A. Plytynski (N), Harry H. McKenna (B)

Kneeling L to R: Emil W. Taddeo (FE), Raymond S. Eutuch (WG), Hamp B. Nicholson (TG), Harvey B. Norton (BTG), Louis J. Mostardi (R/O), Melvin S. Larson (WG)

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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Paul Davis was Co-Pilot on board of B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen', shot down 5 January 1944. ...

  • Raymond Evtuch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner/Ball Turret Gunner
    Raymond Evtuch was Waist gunner on board of B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen', shot down 5 January 1944. ...

  • Norman Kempton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen'. ...

  • Melvin Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Togglier

  • Harry McKenna

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Must have been one of only a handful of 8th AF bomber crew who flew missions in 1943,1944 and 1945. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel after serving in WW2, Korea and Vietnam

  • Louis Mostardi

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Louis Mostardi was Radio Operator on board of B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen', shot down 5 January 1944. ...

  • Hamp Nicholson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen'. A/C received heavy damage and crashed near Cartujac, France. Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens. See the story of his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fnicholhb.html

  • Harvey Norton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    WIA

  • Stanley Plytynski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Stanley Plytynski was Navigator on board of B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen', shot down 5 January 1944. ...

  • Emil Taddeo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner (MACR 3118)
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen'. A/C received heavy damage and crashed near Cartujac, France. Evaded (EVD). Escape & Evasion Report - E&E 516

Aircraft

  • 42-5899 Sioux City Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43. Missing in Action Bordeaux 5 January 1944 with Pilot Norman P. Kempton, Navigator: Stanley A. Plytynski, Bombardier: William...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2021 07:49:26 ED-BB Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Connected with A/C

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2020 22:26:15 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=photoImage&id=388-P-C-C...

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