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Irvin Amarnick


Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Frank Prendergast

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97210 Jamaica Ginger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 9/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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 Ohila, PA 29 December 1918

Son of Michael Amarnick.

Lived in Yeadon, PA 1942
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 3 June 1942

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Discharged USAAF 15 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 1 July 1982


Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 15:49:21 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 15:48:20 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:28 AAM AAM ingest

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