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42-102972

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 26/5/44 HEAVENLY CENT; Missing in Action Hannover 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite, Alvin Goldberg, Bob Powers, Verne Gray, Carlton Fisher (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-37831 (390BG), crashed Bilhausen, near Gottingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11137 (?13025). BOSTON BLACKIE.

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

  • Michael Bursin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972

  • John Cederlind

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Simmern in B-17 #448319

  • Roy Creasemanl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group

  • Carlton Fisher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972

  • Alvin Goldberg

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972

  • George Gouldthrite

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Verne Gray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972 Mission was to bomb the marshalling yards at Seelze, near Hanover when his plane was hit by another B-17, the 'Lady Velma' and both planes went down. , there was only one...

  • Joseph McAllister

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group

  • Robert Powers

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972

  • Boyce Pruitt

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972

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 14 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13025 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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