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  • Robert DeLoughary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Dennis

    Military | Major | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • James Ellis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Dnmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Hildebrand

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 May 1944 in B-17 #4297091 'Dear Mom. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Mentioned as being shot while prisoner of war in US case 12-2337. Perpetrator sentenced at Dachau and hanged at Landsberg, 15 AUG 47. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • George Hoehn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Marcario

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, another B-17 from the 388th went out of control after being attacked by fighters and collided with B-17G 42-40054 which exploded and crashed SE of Emmen, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Albert Maxbauer

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38120 crashed SE of Borken, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Morrissey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunnery | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Pappalardo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edwin Pfanner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, another B-17 from the 388th went out of control after being attacked by fighters and collided with B-17G 42-40054 which exploded and crashed SE of Emmen, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30207 Big Red

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 27/3/44 with Julius Lederman, Co-pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3 Prisoner of War)...

  • 42-30421

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dow Fd 29/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/7/43; Missing in Action Emden 2/10/43 with Joe Felece, Co-pilot: Don Wilson, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Joe Kendall, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-30778 Old 66/Lady Margaret

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 6/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Reno 14/8/43; Pierre 16/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; crashed on take off for France 13/8/44 with Leon Sutton, Co-pilot: Harlan Thompson, Navigator: George Healy, Bombardier:...

  • 42-31163 A Good And Happy Ship

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Chas Wallace, Co-pilot: Edwin Gilroy, Navigator: Dick Kohn, Bombardier: Marvin Horn, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-3262 Sweetheart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 SWEETHEART; Returned to the USA Tinker 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45; also named JEANNIE and WILSON'S WILDCATS.

  • 42-3291 Miss Mac

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/4/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; on training mission 12/7/44 with Major Boardman Reed, Co-pilot: Major Melvin Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Weathers, Radio Operator: Ora Kelsey, pass...

  • 42-3395 Passionate Witch II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 17/7/43; ...

  • 42-3518 Lady Lillian

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 9/9/43; transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe /44; damaged by PB4Y explosion on APH mission 12-8-44; Salvaged 14/11/44. ...

  • 42-37867 'BERLIN AMBASSADOR'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Gustav Hoehn, Navigator: Don Modarelli, Radio Operator: Byron Wiberg (wia, but died in hospital four days later), Ball...

  • 42-5900 Virgin On The Verge

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/4/43; Sioux City 5/5/43; Smoky 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 14/6/43; Salvaged NBD 1/8/44. VIRGIN ON THE VERGE.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 83

    16 August 1943
    This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 86

    24 August 1943
    The 8th Air Force is intent on dishing out some "pay back" to the Luftwaffe for the toll it took on bombers of the 17-Aug-43 mission to Schweinfurt/Regensburg. So, This mission has three attack elements and a diversion element. The attack elements are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 106

    2 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

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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 Maryville, TN 20 August 1921
Lived in Bluefield, WV 16 February 1942

348 Union Street

388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall Airfield, UK 16 August 1943 – 24 February 1944

Flew 35 combat missions

Died Shepardstown, WV 14 October 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2020 02:50:06 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.com/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-WAR02-0...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44046_09_00...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=65506700...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=65506700...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:15 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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