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Von W Bottenfield

Military

Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Frank Prendergast

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97210 Jamaica Ginger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 9/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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 Lansing, Kansas 7 September 1916

Son of Ethel W Bottenfield.

Lived in Nelson, NE 1942
Based Knettishall 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Tampa, FL 20 November 1986
Buried Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL 23 November 1986

Myrtle Hill Memorial Park
Tampa,
Hillsborough County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 16:11:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/249135911
https://www.fold3.com/record/57959844-von-bottenfield
https://www.fold3.com/record/620612754-von-bottenfield-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192949198/von-wehrman-bottenfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:35 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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