Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 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...
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;...
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...
|Born||Lexington, KY, USA||15 June 1918|
|Enlisted||Cincinnati, OH, USA||18 January 1944|
|Died||Lexington, KY, USA||7 July 2004|
|Buried||Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky||10 July 2004|
|20 March 2019 19:18:42||466thHistorian||Changes to middlename and events|
|28 July 2015 00:47:36||466thHistorian||Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations|
|27 September 2014 18:19:52||AAM||AAM ingest|