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42-39861

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 31/5/45.

Service

People

  • Kenneth Betts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Jerome Flohr

    Military | Captain | Navigator/Group Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed on Duty

  • Jack Ford

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PUC

  • Edward Franklin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Joseph Hallam

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    4 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Kelly Hill

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

  • Edward Pawlicki

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    24 Aug 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • Henry Rodgers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    24 AUG 1943 after takeoff from N. Africa, shuttlerun to Regensburg, A/C B-17 #42-30230 'Homesick Angel' ran out of gas and crashed in cornfield in Suffolk.

  • James Rogers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2021 18:56:24 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17g-5-ve-42-39858-42-...

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2015 19:37:11 ram957 Changes to nicknames
Sources

388th BG Association Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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