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388th Bomb Group Memorial

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Details:

At the former entrance to RAF Knettishall, in the woods on the NW side of the intersection. Marker Three vertical dark stones with a related tablet in the ground in front. The center stone has a flying B-17 fortress breaking a chain and three planes flying in ‘missing man’ formation. It also has the Eighth Air Force Emblem on the top left and the Air Force Material Command at the bottom right. The tablet has the plan of a runway layout.  The left and right stones list the 619 men lost by the Group.  The original middle stone was dedicated on 17 May 1986.  The two side stones with the names were added in May 2011.

Monument Text:

UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES
388th BOMB GROUP (H)
RAF KNETTISHALL STATION 136
23 JUNE 1943 - 5 AUGUST 1945

FORTRESS FOR FREEDOM
306 MISSIONS
191 AIRCRAFT LOST
222 ENEMY AIRCRAFT DESTROYED
8051 SORTIES
524 KILLED
2 MISSING
801 PRISONERS

Commemorates:

Units:

388th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

8th Air Force

Wars:

WWII

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