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Glenn Eugene Kofoed

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Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • David Alford

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot, Pilot, Command | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland. LtCol...

  • Paul Bensel

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Warren Bock

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • Guilford Colvin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • William Cotter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • Bruce Fellows

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • John Hankins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • Dwight Lambert

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew bailed out, pilot was wounded so Lt Col Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • Robert Laut

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland....

  • Roger Layn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    His 2nd mission as a Co-Pilot was to Schweinfurt on 17 Aug 1943. ...

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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...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • 812th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30212 Quarterback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...

  • 42-30213 Lil' One

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/6/43; crashed on take off for Bremen after encountering mechanical problems 13/11/43 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Alvin...

  • 42-30230 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; following Regensburg shuttle mission suffered battle damaged over Bordeaux on return trip to base 24/8/43, with Lloyd...

  • 42-30317 Second Chance

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Bill McCown, Co-pilot: Bill Stantial, Navigator: Winston Hall, Bombardier: Vince McHugh, Flight engineer...

  • 42-3500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/7/43; Rome 6/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-J] Alconbury 9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Warren Bock Wounded in Action, Co-pilot: Glen Kofoed, Navigator: Dwight Lambert, Bombardier: Regis Murtha, Flight...

  • 42-5954 Mister Yank II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 10/6/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 11/7/43; Returned to the USA 30/3/44. Salvaged 4/1/46. MR YANK II.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 80

    30 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Kassel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is flown by two elements of B-17s which attack 15 minutes apart. The firts element is a combined force of 119 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 303BG (23); 351BG (21);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

  • VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 86

    24 August 1943
    The 8th Air Force is intent on dishing out some "pay back" to the Luftwaffe for the toll it took on bombers of the 17-Aug-43 mission to Schweinfurt/Regensburg. So, This mission has three attack elements and a diversion element. The attack elements are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 88

    31 August 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 170 B-17s from: 91BG (16); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (19); and 384BG (18). The primary target for this element is German...

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Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • 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 Blackfoot, Idaho 10 March 1919
Lived in Long Beach, CA October 1940

233 Euclid Avenue

388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 24 July 1943 – 26 September 1943
482nd BG Combat Tour RAF Alconbury, UK October 1943 – 4 February 1944
Shot Down/Captured near Meddo, Netherlands 4 February 1944
POW Barth, Germany 15 February 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft I

Died Spokane, WA 25 January 2008
Buried Blackfoot, ID 28 January 2008

Grove City Cemetery
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Plot
Block 123, Lot 1, Plot S

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2020 13:10:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and person associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3159 / MACR 3159, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2020 16:50:33 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=12863142...
http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-HAS01-0...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6716&h=2081349&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51871650/glenn-eugene-kofoed
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/6571

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2020 16:50:10 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=12863142...
http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-HAS01-0...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6716&h=2081349&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51871650/glenn-eugene-kofoed
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/6571

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:31 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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