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42-30265

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 21/5/43; Geiger 22/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 10/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-V] Framlingham 18/7/43; Missing in Action (7m) Munster 10/10/43 with Frank Ward, Co-pilot: Lloyd McGrady, Navigator: Harry Wolosin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elmer Leonard, Radio Operator: Willis Roy, Ball turret gunner: Milton Schwedmer, Waist gunner: John Cleary, Waist gunner: Arthur Judd (8 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Lester Look (KIA-broke neck on landing);Tail gunner: Theo Converse (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed De Haaremolen, near Buurse, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 865. PINKY.

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

  • John Cleary

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Theodore Converse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Evaded.

  • Arthur Judd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Leonard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Look

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lloyd McGrady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Willis Roy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Milton Schwermer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 46

  • Frank Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Wolosin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' 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 10 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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