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42-97160

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-M] Framlingham 3/3/44; Missing in Action (40m) St Jussy, French bridges 2/8/44 with Doug Seaborn, Co-pilot: Dana Parsells, Navigator: Elmer Hanselman, Bombardier: Harry Rapp, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alfred Vance, Ball turret gunner: Vince Marino, Waist gunner: Chas Daum,Tail gunner: Phil Homan (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Fred Roberts (evaded capture); flak hit and exploded, crashed Rotselaer, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 7750. SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Clemente

    Military | Engineer/Top Turret | 390th Bomb Group
    Completed 35 Missions from June 20 1944 - Sept 28 1944

  • Charles Daum

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselaere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

  • Elmer Hanselman

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselaere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

  • William Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B 17 gunner waist, Ball, top/flight engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Philip Homan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Roeselaere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

  • Vincent Marino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselarere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

  • Dana Parsells

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselaere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297171 POW

  • Harry Rapp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselarere on 8/2/44 in B-17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

  • Frederick Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Frederick Roberts served as a Radio Operator with the 390th Bomb Group. He flew his first mission on 20 July 1944 in B-17 42-3472. ...

  • Douglas Seaborn

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Roeselarere on 8/2/44 in B=17 Southern Comfort #4297160 POW

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 2 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7750 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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