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1Lt Ray Theodore Wilken, Jr, He was serving as the pilot on a B-17F which took off from Knettishall, England, with an assigned target of Stuttgart, Germany. With the nose section on fire the aircraft crashed at Montgueux, 5 miles west of Troyes, France. 8 KIA 2 Evaded Those killed were buried at Troyes.

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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

  • Ray Wilken

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30349, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 08:33:46 Michelbe Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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