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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 17/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 9AF Germany 19/9/45.



  • Lawrence Barrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Ray Campbell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Bernard Dopko

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    The crew baled out of B-17G #42-37839 'Little Willie' after flak set the plane on fire on a mission to Berlin on 9 Mar 1944. The a/c crashed NE of Oranienburg, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from the USAF as a Captain.

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 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

  • Myles Johns

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 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.

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  • 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
15 March 2021 19:02:16 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2015 19:36:31 ram957 Changes to nicknames

388th BG Association Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:50 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log