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42-102673

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 4/5/44 PREFERRED RISK; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Joe Lewis, John Ruane, Earl Morrison, John Koralwski, John Porcher (5 Killed in Action); Mike Klemenok, Jerome Katzman, Bob Battleson, Ken Huber (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Goerne, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11724. GOOD OLD YANK.

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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Battleson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

  • Kenneth Huber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Goerne in B-17 Good Old Yank' #42102673 on 14 Jan 45

  • Jerome Katzman

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    On 22nd mission 14 January 1945, shot down and spent remainder of war as Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag IIIA at OFlag, Luckenwalde, Germany. Also flew 'Good Old Yank. '

  • Mike Klemenok

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Goerne on 14 Jan 45 in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

  • John Koralewski

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

  • Joseph Lewis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' 42-102673

  • Earl Morrison

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 80. Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

  • John Porcher

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673 Crew Number 80

  • John Ruane

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

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
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 25 March 1944
Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 4 May 1944

390th BG

Failed to Return (FTR) Görne, Germany 14 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 03:53:49 466thHistorian Changes to markings, events and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11724 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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