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Carl Kindelt


Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Easy Does It' #4338623



  • Othello Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Taylor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Easy Does Its' #4338623

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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38623

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 23/9/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 20/10/44; taxi accident with ground crew at Stansted 2/12/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Bob Taylor, Bob Mount, Bill Tallant,...

  • 43-38782

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45....

  • 44-6582

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/8/44; Grenier 26/7/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Winfred Lenocker, Dick Jackson, Don Blair, Stan Roof, Lou Rotella, Bob Roth, Clayton McClelland, Jack Putnam, Heine Reiser (9...

  • 42-97328 Heaven's Above

    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;...


  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 770

    30 December 1944

  • 834

    17 February 1945

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...


Event Location Date
Born Monterey, CA 12 January 1916
Lived in Sacramento, CA 16 October 1940

515 26th Street

388th BG Combat Tour Kenttishall Airfield, UK 16 November 1944 – 17 February 1945
Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden, Germany 17 February 1945

The a/c received a direct flak hit in the left wing and probably in therear part of the waist. The left wing caught fire then blew up. Thea/c went into a tight spin. The tail section floated earthward. Onecrew reports seeing 3 chutes possibly from this a/c.
A German report of the crash states that they had 7 bodies and presumably3 others had escaped.

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA 19 September 1950

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA Add to Map
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Date Contributor Update
02 October 2020 18:20:39 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12432 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database