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Edward P Bishop

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30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 'Just AG' returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly.

Service

People

  • Merrick Castille

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG", returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly.

  • John Corzette

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. CP to Pilot Paul J. Kelly.

  • Sterling Crawford

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly.

  • Andrew Jenkins

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #425905 ÒJust AGÓ returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul Kelly.

  • Paul Kelly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions. Plane was 'Millie K'. 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD

  • Theodore Lambert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly.

  • Eldridge Sautter

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Eldridge Sautter was Ball Turret gunner on board of B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen', shot down 5 January 1944 on mission to Bordeaux-Merignac airfield. ...

  • John Wiley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly. Some confusion with Robert B. Wiley (q.v.).

  • Robert Wiley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    May be the John B. Wiley listed in the "Losses" write-up of 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-5905 "Just AG" returned from mission to Solingen and was unable to stop before the end of the runway at Polebrook. 10 RTD. Pilot was Paul J. Kelly.

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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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5905 Just AG

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/4/43; Sioux City 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 30/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/7/43; detailed Solignen, 30/11/43 with Paul Kelly, Co-pilot: John Corzette, Navigator: John Wiley, Bombardier: Marion Wiles, Flight...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 143

    30 November 1943
    This mission is directed at a single target - the industrial areas of Solingen, Germany. The mission consists of three elements. The first element is a force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (20); 303BG (20); 305BG (16...

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 Pasedena, California
Died 1 October 1995

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2021 13:04:34 ED-BB Changes to biography, person associations and mission associations
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Connected with Eldridge Sautter

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2020 01:26:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:45 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 396, pix of ac,

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