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42-30223

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43;Gore 22/5/43; Spokane 24/5/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43 NORMA J; (18m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Glenn Ryon, Co-pilot: Keith Pickel, Navigator: Don Schlofner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Don Voss, Waist gunner: Gerry Lawrence, Waist gunner: Bill Ferrill,Tail gunner: Allen Hoffman (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Newton Weiss, Radio Operator: Joe Hulme (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft shot away part of horizontal and vertical stabilizer, then ship exploded and crashed Westeraccum (stede), 12 miles N of Aurich, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1582. RICK-O-SHAY.

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

  • William Ferrill

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Allen Hoffman

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joe Hulme

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 69. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Lester

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aerial Gunner/Radio operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 37 John F Lester, Unit citation Badge with Cluster Go#50 WD 17 June 44; EAMET Service Medal; Air medal Go#26 3rd Bomb Div 19 Oct 43 with 5 Oak Leaf clusters GO#173 Hq 1st AD 27 Feb 45: Transfered to Pathfinders, 1st Bombardment Division,...

  • Gerald Lowrance

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Keith Pickel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glenn Ryon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Schlofner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Voss

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Newton Weiss

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4230223 'Norma J. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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) Belgium 11 December 1943

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1582 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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