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42-107199

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-J] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action French A/fds (Dinar-Pleurtvit) (19m) 11/6/44 with Bill Gavin, Co-pilot: John Dallenbach, Navigator: Norm Bernstein, Bombardier: Paul Cermack, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Spiker, Radio Operator: Joao Macedo, Ball turret gunner: Tom Fleming, Waist gunner: Roy Ruth, Waist gunner: Lisle Hole,Tail gunner: Julio Vega (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed in sea near Channel Isles; Missing Air Crew Report 5629. POWERFUL KATRINKA.

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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Norman Bernstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Paul Cermak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John Dallenbach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Thomas Fleming

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Gavin

    Military | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 45

  • Lisle Hole

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joao Macedo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Roy Ruth

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Spiker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Julio Vega

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 June 1944 in B-17 #42107199. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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) France 11 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5629 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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