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42-3312

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43.

On Duren mission 20/10/43 with Charles Swafford , Lts. Gene Corbin & Clarry Cobb, Sgts. Lambert Geerlings & Harry Daniels all bailed but were KIA, (possibly fired on while in chutes) however the plane returned. (MACR 14417)

Missing in Action Huls 22/6/44 with Jim Bonner, Co-pilot: Leon Schapiro, Navigator: Dean JensenWounded in Action, Bombardier: Gene Friedman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Knobel, Ball turret gunner: Bob Rhoades, Waist gunner: Albt Gregoris, Waist gunner: Jim Grant,Tail gunner: Elvin Clinkenbeard (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Lowry Kelley (Killed in Action). Flak KO’d engine, crashed La Sablonniere, near Dreux, near Chartres, France. (Missing Air Crew Report 5927).

SEQUATCHIEE.

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

  • James Bonner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Dreux on 6/22/44 in B-17 'Sequatchiee' Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Elvin Clinkenbeard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Dreux on 6/22/44 inB-17 'Sequatchiee' #423312 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Clarence Cobb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions. Baled out over North Sea on Duren mission when B-17 42-3312 'Sequatchiee' was hit by flak over Tilburg, Holland. Posted MIA. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Eugene Corbin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions. Baled out over North Sea on Duren mission when B-17 42-3312 'Sequatchiee' was hit by flak over Tilburg, Holland. Posted MIA. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Chester Crans

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 35. Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Daniels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions. Baled out over North Sea on Duren mission when B-17 42-3312 'Sequatchiee' was hit by flak over Tilburg, Holland. Posted MIA. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Gene Friedman

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag. Luft III Shot down by flak and crashed at Dreux on 6/22/44 in B-17 Sequatchiee #423312 AM/ POW

  • Lambert Geerlings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions. Baled out over North Sea on Duren mission when B-17 42-3312 'Sequatchiee' was hit by flak over Tilburg, Holland. Posted MIA. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • James Grant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Dreux on 6/22/44 in B-17 'Sequatchiee' #423312 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Frank Greenlaw

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 35. Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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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) France 22 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2015 11:51:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, description and person associations
Sources

Associated people - MACR 14417

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5927 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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