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42-5899

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Sioux City 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Norman Kempton, Navigator: Stan Plytynski, Bombardier: Bill LaForce, Radio Operator: Lou Mostardi, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emil Taddeo,Tail gunner: Hamp Nicholson (6 evaded capture); Waist gunner: Ray Evtuch, Waist gunner: Joe Derouin (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Paul Davis, Ball turret gunner: Eldridge Saulter (2 Killed in Action); battle damaged KO’d #4, crashed Cartujac, near Saint-Laurent-et-Benon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 3118. SIOUX CITY QUEEN.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • Charles Albright

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Barclay Beeby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Wilson Blattert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Carmody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    WIA

  • Paul Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen. ' A/C received heavy damage and crashed near Cartujac, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Derouin

    Military | Private | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Melville Duff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Evtuch

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner/Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen. ' A/C received heavy damage and crashed near Cartujac, FR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Farmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Norman Kempton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-5899 'Sioux City Queen. ' A/C received heavy damage and crashed near Cartujac, FR. Evaded (EVD).

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Places

  • 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
Delivered Long Beach, CA, USA 27 April 1943
Assigned Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 June 1943
First 388th BG Combat Mission 29303 Bergen, Germany 24 July 1943
Failed to Return (FTR) France 5 January 1944
Crashed 828, 829 Cartujac, 33112 Saint-Laurent-Médoc, France 5 January 1944

Shot down by fighters

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 21:26:49 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and events
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-5899&data...
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3118 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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