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Richard W Lindahl


Missing in Action (as a drone pilot) on a mission to Heligoland, Germany, with pilot Lt Richard Lindahl killed by static line incorrectly attached bailing out & Lt D. Salles on 11 September 1944.Killed in Action.



  • Elton Matthews

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert McCauley

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions (227:30 combat hours), volunteered to do the Aphrodite mission and bailed out (30 Oct 1944).

  • Joseph Sypin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

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  • 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
  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-106989 "Miss Adventure"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/44; MacDill 14/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [Y] Knettishall 28/2/44; on mission to Liege 25/5/44 with Tracy Breed, Co-pilot: Don Duclos, Navigator: Harry Kroneberger, Bombardier: Charles Larsen, Flight engineer...

  • 42-30180

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 30/5/43; Assigned 384BG Grafton Underwood 10/6/43; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-H] Andrews Fd 6/7/43 GUZZLERS; Snetterton 12/6/43, BLACK HAWK; 563BS/388BG APH Knettishall /43; Missing in Action ...


Event Location Date
Killed in action 11 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 February 2021 16:37:13 Darley Changes to unit associations

Military records

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2021 16:36:29 Darley Changes to person associations

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23 December 2015 18:05:47 bombercommand Changes to biography and aircraft associations

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27 September 2014 18:22:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /