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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-M] Framlingham 10/8/44; Missing in Action Zellhausen 24/12/44 with Bob Fackelman, LeRoy Schwab, Herb Burger, Irving Gutov, Walter Burd (5 Killed in Action); Gene Weishan, Bob Clark, Jim Carter, Harry Samsel (4 Prisoner of War); flak hit, spun down and exploded, crashed Weisbaden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11117. GALLOPIN’ GREMLIN.

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...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Burd

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • Herbert Burger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • James Carter

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wiesbaden on 24 Dec 44 in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • Robert Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wiesbaden on 24 Dec 44 in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • Robert Fackelman

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • Irving Gutov

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Gremlin ' #4338274

  • Harold Samsel

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wiesbaden on 24 Dec 44 in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • LeRoy Schwab

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Wiesbaden in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

  • Eugene Weishan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wiesbaden on 24 Dec 44 in B-17 'Gremlin' #4338274

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11117 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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