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John Anthony Giurgevich

Military

Service

People

  • 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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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30851 Little Boy Blue

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [H] Knettishall 8/9/43; on assembly for Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Walt Malaniak, Co-pilot: Aaron Brinkoeter, Navigator: Leo Ramos, Bombardier: Amos Force, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-38187

    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.

  • 42-39842 Miss Lace

    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.

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lexington, Kentucky 29 October 1924
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN 3 December 1942

Fort Benjamin Harrison

388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 20 March 1944 – 17 July 1944

Completed 40 missions

Died Lexington, KY 30 August 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 01:38:57 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2238/44012_08_00037-00711?pid=37480...

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-GIU01-0...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=5372948&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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