The photos of the 388th make their story a little more understandable for us. Only the photos show how young and handsome these men were and how badly an aircraft could be damaged.
We have over a thousand photos in our collection and hope to see that grow. At the moment the website is displaying only half of those. Our hope is to have at least one photo of each person, crew and aircraft. If you have any photos of this period that pertain to the 388th, we would be interested in hearing from you.
provides photos of 388th aircraft (noted for the Square H on the tail). Most of the static photos were taken at Knettishall. The airborne photos were probably taken on a mission.
provides photos taken at Knettishall. For the most part, these photos do not display any persons.
provides photos of the men of the 388th. The photos are generally from the WWII period. There were taken at various places
some stateside before the men joined the 388th and some at Knettishall.
The photos are sorted according to the content of the photo. Photos taken in a studio are in the studio folder and further subdivided by
the head gear worn. Some photos depicted the men at work and some depicted various activities going on. Some photos are classified by the
some notable feature in the background (e.g. nissen hut, jeep, doorway). Some photos show combat crewmen at or near their position on the B-17.
provides photos of the 388th crews. Many photos were taken at Knettishall but some were taken stateside - especially when the men are wearing light summer uniforms. It is interesting to compare the photos of combat hardened crews with those of the stateside trainees
provides photos related to the 388th missions. Mostly these photos are the mission maps that were used to brief the crews just prior to their mission. The circles on the maps indicate known flak positions that the aircraft were meant to avoid.
provides photos of men whom we cannot identify. If you can identify any of these men, please let
Some of the 388th photos stand out. In some cases the many copies of these photos in existence indicate a certain popularity.
Me410 : A German Me410 fighter is seen diving just off of the wingtip of a B-17. This has to be the most famous 388th photo. It has appeared in many newspapers, magasines and books. It is
generally believe to have been taken by a photographer flying with the Head crew on the May 12, 1944 mission to Brux, Czechsolvakia.