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Edward Joseph Huntzinger

Military

Edward J. Huntzinger was the long time historian for the 388th BG Association and authored the history book "The 388th At War", first edition copywright 1979

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron
  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97542 City of Savannah

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/43; Rochester 11/1/44; Langley 13/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 25/1/44; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-B] Snetterton 26/1/44; 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/1/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 5/3/45 with Ralph Kittle, John Watkins,...

  • 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....

  • 43-39069

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 561BS/388 Knettishall 6/12/44 MY LIL BABY; 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...

  • 44-6574

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/10/44; Missing in Action Neuburg 9/4/45 with Rex Berwick, Earl Glancy, Nick Iannelli, Morris Thompson (4 Killed in Action);Warren Perkins, Lorenzo Arthur, Bob Hancock, Leroy...

  • 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;...

Missions

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 766

    28 December 1944

  • 770

    30 December 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

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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 Toledo, OH 1 January 1918
Lived in Buffalo, NY 16 October 1940

61 Day's Park

Enlisted Buffalo, NY 20 April 1943
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 16 November 1944 – 30 March 1945
Died Lee County, FL 7 October 1994
Buried Cape Coral, FL 10 October 1994

Coral Ridge Cemetery
Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, USA
Plot
Honor Garden Veterans Feature Mausoleum

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2020 01:05:33 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=3321336
http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-HUN05-0...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=30396142...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:28 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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