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George W Boozer


The person with this name and birth/death dates buring at Fort Bliss National Cemetery is listed as "Master Sergeant - US Army" on his headstone. Boozer is wearing Captain's bars in his photo. This birth and death date may well be for the wrong "George Boozer."



  • Floyd Doherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Moore

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 2 tours with the 388th BG. total of 45 missions. Air Medal w 6/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC

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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


  • 42-102589

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 30/4/44; On a local flight 9/7/44 with Doug McArthur, Co-pilot: Stamos Zades, Navigator: George Mille, Bombardier: Chas Meyer, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31741 Thunderbolt/Hi Fever

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Liege 25/5/44 with Capt Jim Zengerle, Co-pilot: Albt Millin, Navigator: Walt Travis, Bombardier: Capt Wayne Barnett,...

  • 42-3518 Lady Lillian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/43; transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe /44; damaged by PB4Y explosion on APH mission 12-8-44; Salvaged 14/11/44. ...

  • 42-37844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Scott 26/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [E] Knettishall 10/10/43; on training flight Hethel, 24/11/43 with Riley Bissonette, Co-pilot: Clarry Willingham, Navigator: Tom Toolin, (3 Returned to Duty) pilot failed to extend...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 42-97943

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/4/44; 1SAG Langley 18/5/44; Dow Fd 5/7/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 6/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-8146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/9/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/2/46; RetUS, 613 BU Phillips 29/4/46.


  • 380

    30 May 1944
    Mission #3. Same target as before. A piece of flak broke the pilots windshield. No-one hurt.

  • 382

    31 May 1944
    Bombed the marshaling yards. Heavy flak but no hits.

  • 384

    2 June 1944
    Operations on this day were specified for D minus 3 by the Overall Air Plan as modified by Headquarters A.E.A.F. All objectives were located in the Pas de Calais (Fortitude) area, the attacks having as their purpose deception of the enemy as to the...

  • 388

    3 June 1944

  • 391

    4 June 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 397

    7 June 1944

  • 414

    15 June 1944

  • 421

    18 June 1944

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

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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...


Event Location Date
Born El Paso, Texas 18 October 1918
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 30 May 1944 – 25 October 1944

30 Combat Missions

Died 1 October 1982


Date Contributor Update
09 December 2017 03:08:04 466thHistorian Changes to biography, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2015 16:22:58 Lucy May Changes to service number and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:15 AAM AAM ingest

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