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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 10/1/44; Dow Fd 19/1/45; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 4/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45.

Service

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

  • Harold Radmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

Missions

Places

  • 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
Delivered Savannah, GA 10 January 1945

Hunter Army Air Field

Assigned Knettishall Airfield, UK 4 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2020 01:52:51 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=photoImage&id=388-P-A-F...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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