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James W Maher

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People

  • Ray Campbell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Floyd Doherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Calvin Samson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Louis Trubia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4238039. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 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
  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102559

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44 STAR DUST; battle damaged Berlin 26/2/45 with ?; force landed Thionville A/fd, Fr; Salvaged 9/3/45. MY TRUE LOVE.

  • 42-31707 Jake's Jerks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Long Beach 2/1/44; Presque Is 5/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Jack Glantz, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Morton Berger, Bombardier...

  • 42-38039

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Syracuse 12/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; slated 447BG, Assigned 561BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 20/12/43; Missing in Action Poznan 9/4/44 with Louis Trubia, Co-pilot: John Walker, Navigator: John Hynes, Bombardier: George Morrow...

  • 42-97542 City of Savannah

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/43; Rochester 11/1/44; Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 25/1/44; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-B] Snetterton 26/1/44; 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/1/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 5/3/45 with Ralph Kittle, John Watkins,...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 44-6123

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 13/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG [M] Knettishall 28/5/44; Missing in Action Delitzsch oil depot, Ger 16/8/44 with Jack Sarten, Co-pilot: John Pointer, Navigator: Joe Brisken, Bombardier: Jim Delaney, Flight...

  • 42-97328 Heaven's Above

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Gr Island 5/3/44; Grenier 22/3/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/3/44; on mission to ? 31/7/44 with E.F. Fowler (9 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: Jim Wilkie (Killed in Action); taxi accident with Herbert Shule 3/5/45;...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 280

    26 March 1944
    9 V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area and 7 V-Weapon sites in the Cherbourg, France area are the targets of this mission. A combined force of 573 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 293

    9 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 384

    2 June 1944
    Operations on this day were specified for D minus 3 by the Overall Air Plan as modified by Headquarters A.E.A.F. All objectives were located in the Pas de Calais (Fortitude) area, the attacks having as their purpose deception of the enemy as to the...

  • 388

    3 June 1944

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 395

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

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Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 26 March 1944 – 13 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2020 20:29:24 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-MAH05-0...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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