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Maurice Adams Foley

Military

Service

People

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

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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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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;...

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
Born Lexington, KY, USA 15 June 1918
Enlisted Cincinnati, OH, USA 18 January 1944

6'1"
155 lbs

Died Lexington, KY, USA 7 July 2004
Buried Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky 10 July 2004

Lexington Cemetery
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
(Section 19; Lot 142; Part S)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2019 19:18:42 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=37558853...
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/80708183/person/3644871...

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 00:47:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

388th BGA

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:52 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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