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Noel Robert Kloter

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Service

People

  • George Allemann

    Military | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Edward Boggs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Edward Bokmiller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Conrad Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Jack Dellinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Julian Edwards

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • John Gallo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Clyde Lamb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Fletcher Martin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Bryan Mason

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102696 'Midge'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/5/44; used on Aphrodite training project; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 18/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-97114

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 3/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-777]; transferred USAAF 10/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Glendon Brown, Bill Whitlock, Larry Semenza (3 Prisoner of War); Joe Sala,...

  • 43-37523 Holy Smokes

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; battle damaged at Magdeburg 20/6/44 with Chas Maring, Scott Johnson, nav ?, John Hanlon ?, Roy Dean, Bob Bessett, John Kelly, Tom Isaacs, Art Woodsum,...

  • 43-38107

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Llewellyn Baxter, Dick Edgar, Bill Cox, Dick Sipes, Bill Massey, Bill Jenkins, Merle Aderbach, Herman Schroeder (8...

  • 43-38692

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 25/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-6629

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 27/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 20/2/45 with Joe Ellis, Bill Seat, George Bartnik, Wayne Elkin togg, Walt Paskon, March Golash, Don Karle, John Strasen spot jammer, Glenn...

  • 44-6911

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 23/12/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.

  • 44-8078

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/6/44; Dorval 26/6/44; slated RAF HB 811, transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 3/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 11/12/45. ROUGH...

  • 44-8301

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 3/8/44; Palm Springs 10/8/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 23/9/44; in base landing accident with Roland Sears 15/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 27/6/45; Sth Plains 17/7/45; Reconstruction...

Missions

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 8th Air Force 670

    9 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 681

    17 October 1944

  • 683

    19 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

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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 Rockville, Connecticut 25 August 1918
Lived in Rockville, Connecticut October 1940

144 South Street

Worked for Aetna Life Insurance

388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 7 October 1944 – 19 April 1945

Flew 27 combat missions

Died Prescott, Arizona 3 January 1992
Buried Rockville, Connecticut 8 January 1992

Grove Hill Cemetery
Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 03:57:42 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/38928788:60901?tid=&pi...
http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-C236&data...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44002_05_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/598707154:61843?tid=&p...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:35 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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