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Rev. James E O'Connor


Personal history missions & experiences can be found in "The Year I Can't Forget" in the library.

ETO Ribbon, 3 battle stars, AM (4 clusters), DFC


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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

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 Oak Park, Illinois 6 June 1924
Lived in Peosta, IA 52068, USA


Date Contributor Update
21 November 2020 21:19:10 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2018 11:52:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to firstname and events

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 26 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:18 AAM AAM ingest

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