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Morton Eugene Berger

Military

Shot down 22 May 1944 in B-17 #4231707 'Winneman's Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

The name of the aircraft was not "Winneman's Witch." The crash location was
Wennemanns Wisch, Germany

POW

Service

People

  • Jack Glantz

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 May 1944 in B-17 #4231707 'Winneman's Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31707 Jake's Jerks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Long Beach 2/1/44; Presque Is 5/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/1/44; Missing in Action Kiel 22/5/44 with Jack Glantz, Co-pilot: Bill Edwards, Navigator: Morton Berger, Bombardier...

  • 42-31996

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/1/44; Gt Falls 14/1/44; Kearney 23/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 8/2/44 LADY LILLIAN; Missing in Action Kassel 18/10/44 with ?; flak, crashed Gosselies A/fd, Bel; 9RTD; Salvaged 6/11/44. WAR WEARY.

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 26 December 1920
Enlisted New York, New York 13 October 1942
Shot Down/Captured Wennemannswisch, Germany 22 May 1944
Died Morristown, New Jersey 28 May 2004

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2019 02:26:57 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/64833970/person/3012707...
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-BER02-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4955 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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