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Vernon C Duncan




  • Kenneth Betts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Bliss

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

  • Willis Eddy

    Military | Captain | Navigator/Squadron Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Herman Mays

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) ...

  • Bernard Quenneville

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 338BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions between 17 july and 30 dec 43

  • Henry Rotell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Rudell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Edmund Wilbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner/Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

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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


  • 42-30030 Old Ironsides

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; transferred 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/7/43 then 560BS/388BG. ...

  • 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...

  • 42-30661 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the Herbert W. Moore Crew. The Moore Crew flew her on 20 of her 32 combat missions. ...

  • 42-31253

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Isle 22/10/43; Romulus 28/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Freidrichshafen 24/4/44 with Bob McWhite, Co-pilot: Harry Olmstead, Navigator: Martin Cullen, Bombardier: Herb Scott, Flight...

  • 42-37839 Little Willie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/9/43; Gr Island 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [ -D] Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 9/3/44 with Bernie Dopko, Co-pilot: Gene Krifka, Navigator: Glenn Cederstrom, Bombardier: Bill Kelly, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Warsaw, Kentucky 25 August 1918
Enlisted Cincinnati, OH, USA 24 June 1942
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 July 1943 – 24 December 1943

Flew 19 missions as co-pilot on the C.C. Bliss Crew. Bliss then left the crew and Duncan led the crew on their final 6 missions

Died Columbus, OH, USA 1 July 1994


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 16:23:26 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 16:21:25 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:23 AAM AAM ingest

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