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Wallace Gross




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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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31138 Winged Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Art Nelson, Co-pilot: Art Livermore, Navigator: Maurice White, Bombardier: Bill Matuszewski, Flight...

  • 42-31242 Patty Jo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Gt Falls 23/10/43. ...

  • 42-37853 Miss Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 14/10/43; transferred 388BG [ -E] Knettishall /44; battle damaged Munster 4/1/44 with Campbell ; crash landed Eastchurch, Hants. Salvaged 18/4/44. MISS FURY.

  • 42-39845 Hulcher's Vultures

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/9/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 7/10/43; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Marquis Fjelsted, Co-pilot: Bill Hudson, Navigator: Herb Honlihan, Bombardier: Chester Tracewaki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...

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 Brooklyn, New York 19 December 1922
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 30 October 1942
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 19 November 1943 – 2 March 1944

Completed a 25 combat mission tour

Died Brooklyn, NY, USA 8 January 1990
Buried West Babylon, NY, USA 12 January 1990

New Montefiore Cemetery • West Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA


Date Contributor Update
19 January 2018 21:58:54 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:41 AAM AAM ingest

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