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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 4/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. CICERO KID.



  • Irwin Boxer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Nose Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Kraslice on 3/5/45 in B-17 #4297542 due to mechanical failure Plane was 'City of Savannah' POW

  • James Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Jesse Watson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Son of Jesse Otis and Dina Watson Sr


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log