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Frederick P Thielske


Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 #42-97528 "Mary's Sister".


Units served with

  • 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


  • 42-97528 Mary's Sister

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Grenier 29/1/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/2/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with Jim Ruether, Co-pilot: Ray Helminiak, Radio Operator: Ray Ward (3 RTD – all WIA); Navigator: H.W. Swanson,...


Event Location Date
Born Indiana
Died 5 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
10 June 2021 20:27:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography and aircraft associations

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added an association to the A/C #42-97528 listed in the A/C description section.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology/Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia