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Ben Adams, sometime early in 1943.



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb 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


  • Ben Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17F #42-30808 crashed NNW of Celle, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW


  • 42-30808

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 563BS/388 Knettishall 4/9/43; Missing in Action Munster 23/3/44 with Don Filler, Co-pilot: Hugh Wetzel, Bombardier: Bill Findlay, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Rechlin, Ball turret...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 19:56:19 Frank49 Changes to collection, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

The 388th AT War by Edward J. Huntzinger

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 19:49:13 Frank49 Created entry with caption

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