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42-107070

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 11/2/44; Gr Island 13/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-A] Framlingham 17/3/44; (28m) Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Larry Gregor, Navigator: Harry Raab, Bombardier: Bill Martin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harlan Scholl, Radio Operator: Marion Wolfe, Ball turret gunner: John DiTrapani, Waist gunner: Clayton Croft,Tail gunner: Harry Sherman (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jim Wicker, Waist gunner: Clyde Matlock (2 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-97983 (390BG) over Zuider Zee; crashed Hoorn, near Altmaar, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7218. (?7368) NORTH STAR.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-97983

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-Z] Framlingham 20/6/44; transferred 571BS [FC-Z]; Missing in Action Merseburg 7/7/44 with LaRue Cribbs, John Blickensderfer, Lester Glaser, Gene Gifford, Ball turret...

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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

  • Clayton Croft

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collison and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 42-107070

  • John Di Trapani

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

  • Lawrence Gregor

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

  • William Martin

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

  • Clyde Matlock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070 on 7/7/44

  • Harold Raab

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid Air Collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 42107070

  • Harlan Scholl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

  • Harry Sherman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

  • James Wicker

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn on 7/7/44 in B-17 #42107070 Air Medal; DFC, Purple Heart

  • Marion Wolfe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed at Hoorn in B-17 #42107070

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) Hollland 7 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2017 10:44:21 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

Corrected Bomb Group of B-17 42-97983 from 100BG to 390BG:
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/1985
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAAF_unit_identification_aircraft_marking...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7368 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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