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Raymond M Paaske


Crashed near Rottweil on 9/5/44 in B-17 'Moonlight Serenade' #43-37599, Prisoner of War (POW).



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


  • 42-37795

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 24/9/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4185 BU Independence 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45.

  • 43-37599

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 18/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [Q] Knettishall 9/6/44; Missing in Action (32m) Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Ray Paaske, Co-pilot: Garis Jacoby {shot in captivity}, Navigator: Tony Santos, Waist gunner: Sam...


Event Location Date
Born Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Evaded France 5 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 01:56:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8454 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database