Aircraft Data

Aircraft Index provides a list of the 400+ aircraft which served in the 388th. More details on each aircraft is available by clicking on the link.

Aircraft Summary provides summary data for the 388th aircraft. The summary data includes name, first and last mission, number of missions etc. More details for each aircraft is available by clicking on the link.

Aircraft Notes provides brief explanations of certain aspects of the aircraft.

Aircraft Photos provides a list of the 388th aircraft for which we have photos. These pages will let you scroll through the aircraft photo collection.

Aircraft Details provide detailed aircraft information which includes a photograph, list of sorties flown and other items. These details are available by clicking on links in the Aircraft Summary and Aircraft Index pages.

Notable Aircraft

Every aircraft was memorable and has its own stories of courage and tragedy. However some of the aircraft have a special significance.

Big Red 42-30207 : The Big Red was like many of the B17s - it flew its missions until it was shot down over France. Like Memphis Belle, the story of Big Red has been captured.

Jamaica Ginger 42-97210 : Of course the one plane that would have to get special mention is the one that flew the most missions. The crews felt lucky to get in their 25 or 35 missions. Jamaica Ginger flew an astounding 149 missions.