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B-17G-25-BO #42-31707 "Jake's Jerks"
388th BG - 561st BS
Shot down 22 May 1944

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31707 Jake's Jerks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Long Beach 2/1/44; Presque Is 5/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Jack Glantz, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Morton Berger, Bombardier...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2019 02:14:30 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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