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Peter K Schou

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4231084. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

People

  • William Tobin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew 17 missions as co-pilot for Frank Kelley (3 missions) and Richard Bailey (14 missions) Flew 11 missions as pilot leading his own crew

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Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-31084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Ken Eccleston, Co-pilot: Pete Schou, Navigator: John Dorsett, Bombardier: Tom Tollin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Molinari, Radio...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Michigan, USA 1916
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 16 June 1941
Killed in Action (KIA) Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 20 December 1943
Buried 1945

Plot D Row 13 Grave 18
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupré, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 03:32:34 466thHistorian Changes to events and media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=6091317
http://www.airmen.dk/e556028.htm
https://www.abmc.gov/node/550699#.Wjc1pWcm5es
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-SCH37-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC; MACR 3154 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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