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George A Peterson


Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #423414 'Paddlefoot. ' Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base.



  • 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

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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3414 Paddlefoot

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 1/6/43; Dow Fd 14/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 18/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with John Parker, Co-pilot: Arland Gould, Navigator: Tom Dziechowski, Bombardier: Bob Macy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: ?,...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:45 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 246