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SSGT Andrea M. Alcarese
Tail Gunner
Jerry Bryan Payne Crew
388th BG - 561st BS
He was the only survivor of his crew that was down on 20 Feb 1944
Photo is from his 1952 college graduation



  • 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


  • Andrea Alcarese

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).


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07 November 2020 04:35:25 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations