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Cawthon B Perdue Jr.


Retired from the USAF as CMSGT



  • Rex Barwick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Landsberg in B-17 'Solid Sender' 44-6574

  • Lester Hess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); 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 El Dorado, Arkansas, USA 1925
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 7 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
10 December 2017 03:25:20 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2015 02:24:55 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations and place associations

388th BGA website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:17 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 13724 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database