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Bernard Joseph Quenneville

Military

Assigned to 562BS, 338BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions between 17 july and 30 dec 43

Service

People

  • Charles Bliss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel

  • Vernon Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Patrick Lewis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Henry Nagorka

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30030 'Old Ironsides'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30214 'Iza Angel II'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30177 Charlene

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 27/4/43; Cheyenne 2/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 as CHARLENE; 15m transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe 19/1/44; Oulton 16/5/44; 36BS Cheddington...

  • 42-30212 Quarterback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...

  • 42-30213 Lil' One

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/43; crashed on take off for Bremen after encountering mechanical problems 13/11/43 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Alvin...

  • 42-30300 'Hell N Back'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 16/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-C] Horham 17/6/43; with E.L. Lemke force landed RAF St Eval 28/6/43; 15m, Missing in Action...

  • 42-30371

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 6/4/43; Dow Fd 25/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Gdynia 9/10/43 with Henry Nagorka, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Waist gunner...

  • 42-31135 Suzy Sagtitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Isle 8/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Montgomery Givens, Co-pilot: Harry Teat, Navigator: Ken Betts, Bombardier: Larry McMillan, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31672 Buckeye, Boomerang II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG Bassingbourn 23/1/44; Missing in Action 6m Stuttgart 20/3/44 with Frank Turk, Co-pilot: Franklin Whitcomb, tog-Chester Knowles, ttg-Dale Jackson, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-37886 Blitzing Betsy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Lowell Watts captured by civilians, Co-pilot: Bob Kennedy, Navigator: Emmett Murphy, Bombardier: Ed Kelley, Flight engineer...

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 Hadley, Massachusetts 10 February 1917
Lived in Norfolk County, MA, USA 1942
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 21 March 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Commissioned 2 January 1943

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Based Knettishall 17 July 1943 – 4 January 1944

Assigned to 562BS, 338BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 16 December 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Casper, WY, USA 1 November 1980
Buried Natrona Memorial Gardens Casper, Natrona County, WY

Natrona Memorial Gardens
Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2021 15:53:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/688941831
https://www.fold3.com/image/154636868
https://www.fold3.com/record/2925818/bernard-quenneville-social-security...
https://www.fold3.com/record/83396355/bernard-j-quenneville-wwii-army-en...
https://www.fold3.com/record/528665205/bernard-quenneville-1917-veterans...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49213621/b.-j.-quenneville

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2017 02:04:10 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=photoImage&id=388-P-C-...
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/92958022/Bernard-Quenneville
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=390583

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:30 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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