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John C Ambuhl


Crashed near Obergailach on 5 Jan 45 in B-17 'Little Joe Jr' #42-97112, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 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


  • 42-97112 Little Joe Jr.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dorval 12/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-775]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 18/3/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with John Edelman, Herb Drumheller, Jim Edens, Bradley Jewett, Nick Peters, Clarry Gieck (6 Returned to Duty); Dan McBride,...

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...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
09 May 2020 02:00:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11562 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database