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B-17G-100-BO #43-38933 "Dear Mom II" Code: G (Background)
B-17G-105-BO #43-39221 Code: N (foreground)
388th BG



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron
  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38933 Dear Mom II/Weary Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 29/10/44; while on navigation exercise 17/5/45 with H.J. Cole, cp V. Ferguson, two navigators and two grounded crew, on as makeshift ttg and r/op (6 Killed in Action); crash...

  • 43-39221

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/1/44; Dow Fd 19/1/45; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 4/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45.


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28 September 2020 01:46:23 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations