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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/1/44; Gr Island 21/1/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG [D] Knettishall 9/2/44; damaged by Luftwaffe at Poltava, Rus, with Lt Malaniak 21/4/44; repaired & ret to base; retUS 4100 BU Patterson 23/3/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46.



  • Lawrence Barrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • August Franzetta

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • John Giurgevich

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Togglier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Alvin Miller

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Miller owned a jewelry company after the war.

  • George Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Pilot B-17 42-30793 (mission navigation support) on Aphrodite [remote controlled flying bomb] mission to V1 missile site at Wizernes, France. 4-8-44.

  • Martin Orsan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    May have transferred to the 490th BG.

  • Joseph Polka

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • John Scott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group


  • 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...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield


Not yet known


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log