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B-17 42-30340 "Screaming Red Ass" & Crew, 563rd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group
Standing L to R are:
2nd Lt. Harry L. Cotter
1st Lt. William K. Bowler
2nd Lt. Bruno A. Manno
Kneeling from L to R are:
T/Sgt. Denton E. Walthall
T/Sgt. Matthew Bejma
S/Sgt. Willis D. Condren
S/Sgt. Calvin Hoagland
S/Sgt. Roy T. Patterson
S/Sgt. Fred C. Kerr

Connections

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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Matthew Bejma

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • William Bowler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Willis Condren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Harry Cotter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    29 missions 1943 - 1944. Most memorable mission: 6 March 1944 -- 1st successful daylight raid on Berlin. I flew off left wing of Group. Leads Captain Brown and Major George flew off his right wing until Brown was shot down by fighter after bombs away...

  • Richard Fullaway

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Calvin Hoagland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Cal was born to John Hoagland and Francis Lowe Hoagland on Nov. 2, 1921, in Nampa, Idaho. He graduated from Idaho Falls High School and worked as a ranch hand until he joined the Army Air Corps. ...

  • Fred Kerr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Bruno Manno

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Roy Patterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Denton Walthall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

Aircraft

  • 42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin' Red Ass

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2020 01:17:13 Troy Burnett Changes to collection and caption
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Date Contributor Update
10 March 2020 01:17:13 Troy Burnett Changes to collection and caption
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Date Contributor Update
10 March 2020 01:12:35 Troy Burnett Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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