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John F Scott

Military

Service

People

  • Lawrence Barrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • 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

  • 42-30195 Blind Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 16/6/43; [66m] crashed on take off for Bohlen oil depot 7/10/44 with Harry Resch, Co-pilot: Jim Fraser, Navigator: George Miner,...

  • 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...

  • 42-31393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [N] Knettishall 14/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Don Walker (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Claud Patat, Navigator: Bill Underwood, Bombardier: Jack Terry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-32004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG [B] Knettishall 9/2/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 20/6/44 with Joe Patrick, Bombardier: Andy Vuksta, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rick Rarick, Radio Operator: Erroll Bingham,...

  • 42-37818 'PUB PETE' - 'DINAH MITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17G, SN #42-37818, named, 'PUB PETE' and 'DINAH MITE', was delivered to Long Beach, CA, Sept 10, 1943, Gr Island, Sept 30, 1943. It was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 390th Bomb Group, and the 568th Bomb Squadron, Framlingham, Britain, Oct 7,...

  • 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 New York, New York 4 September 1919
Enlisted San Antonio, TX 15 January 1942
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield 20 March 1944 – 17 July 1944
Post War Career New York, NY September 1945

Flew as a pilot on Trans-Atlantic flights with American Overseas Airlines, flying DC-4's. Some of the aircraft he flew included:
NC90912
NC90906
NC90925
NC90926
NC90907
Mainly flying the London-New York route, he also has entries from Shannon, Ireland and Gander, Newfoundland

Died Roanoke, TX 22 January 2001
Buried Dallas, TX 26 January 2001

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 10 Site 469

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 17:34:10 466thHistorian Changes to nickname and awards
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-SCO02-0...

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 17:30:29 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-SCO02-0...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=1032289&...
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/10900848/person/-560386...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:02 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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