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John Wesley Wenzell



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


  • 42-30829 The Princess Pat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 5/9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Mike Moran, Co-pilot: Joe Karbin, Bombardier: Joe McIntyre, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Perkins, Radio Operator: Joe...

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 Sacramento, California 21 October 1918
Died 17 December 2006


Date Contributor Update
18 February 2019 01:41:20 PSWILL Changes to nickname, service number, place associations and aircraft associations

From his grand daughter Nicolette Becker Wenzell

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:52 AAM AAM ingest

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