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John P Gallien




  • Roy Island

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

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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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31153 'CAPTAIN JOE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Grand Island 9/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43 BOOMERANG; Missing in Action Frankfurt 20/3/33 with Joe Patterson, Co-pilot: Max Stewart, Navigator: Paul Cheek, Bombardier: Larry Barnett,...

  • 42-37839 Little Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/9/43; Gr Island 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [ -D] Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 9/3/44 with Bernie Dopko, Co-pilot: Gene Krifka, Navigator: Glenn Cederstrom, Bombardier: Bill Kelly, Flight engineer/top turret...

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
Born Caddo, Louisiana 7 November 1918
Enlisted Shreveport, LA, USA 22 April 1942

Barksdale AAF

Died 24 January 2002


Date Contributor Update
05 June 2016 04:39:34 466thHistorian Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2016 04:38:36 466thHistorian Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /