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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Dallas 2/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Love Fd 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-T] Framlingham 14/7/43 PATCHES; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Fernie McEwin, Co-pilot: Bob Withrow, Navigator: Vic Baker, Bombardier: Larry Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Powers, Radio Operator: Albt Widman, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Holliday, Waist gunner: George Jahnke, Waist gunner: Edwin Pearce,Tail gunner: Fred Smart (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Lohrweg, near Gondelsheim, nine miles E of Karlsruhe, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 858. WE'LL NEVER KNOW.

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

  • Lawrence Baker

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Victor Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Fernie Ewin

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Holliday

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Jahnke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Jr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Pearce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Fred Smart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Widman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Withrow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229991 'Patches. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 858 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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