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B-17G-40-DL #44-6096 "Lady Courageous" Code: A
388th BG - 562nd BS - 8th AF
destroyed by fire after a crash landing at Knettishall 29 July 1944.
The crew all escaped



  • 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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6096 Lady Courageous

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/6/44; Destroyed at base 29/7/44 after raid on Mersberg; 9RTD; LADY COURAGEOUS. Aircraft struck at dispersal after landing by another B-17 from Fersfield. JC...


  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


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