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42-30713

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Theo Wright, Radio Operator: Harry Snator, Ball turret gunner: Harvey Prater, Waist gunner: Ken Hopkins, Waist gunner: Howard Vannoy, Tail gunner: George Schumacher (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 on return trip, force landed Werben, seven miles S of Cottbus, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2987. PHYLLIS MARIE. (Sal by Luftwaffe for KG200 and found OK in Bavaria in 1945).

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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Amerigo Bassi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-30713 'Phyllis Marie' fell out of formation and was attacked by fighters and forced to make an emergency landing S of Cottbus, GR on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harrison Bell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-30713 'Phyllis Marie' fell out of formation and was attacked by fighters and forced to make an emergency landing S of Cottbus, GR on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eric Bennett

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Mathias Biehl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 17 x aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lester Boettcher

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Walter Byrne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 missions on B-17 42-30713 'Phyllis Marie'. Shot down 1 Me109. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), DUC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Dix

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • James Fitzsimmons

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • William Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B 17 gunner waist, Ball, top/flight engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Kenneth Hopkins

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-30713 'Phyllis Marie' fell out of formation and was attacked by fighters and forced to make an emergency landing S of Cottbus, GR on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on Mar 1944. 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) Germany 8 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2987 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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