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42-37818

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 7/10/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 21/1/44 with Clyde Baugher, Co-pilot: Elmer Schwankl, Bombardier: Paul Fabian, Waist gunner: Phil Marizzaldi chute failed (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Lee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Redwine, Radio Operator: Carter Lunsford, Ball turret gunner: Walton Beach, Waist gunner: Frank Bongiovanni, Tail gunner: Dick Chin (6 Prisoner of War); flak knocked ship out of formation, crashed sea off Wissant, between Boulogne and Calais, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 2270. DINAH MITE aka PUB PETE.

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

  • Clyde Baughar

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G 42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walton Beach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Bongiovanni

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dick Chin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Fabian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Victor Grzymkowski

    Military | Major | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Assigned to ETO UK, STA 155, Great Ashfield, 385th Bomb Group in April 1944; flew missions through June 1945. Was assigned temporary duty to 388th Bomb Group, Knettishall. Was sent to RAF STA 136 Winsfarthing, Fersfield for missions with Project...

  • William Henry

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

  • Charles Lee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carter Lunsford

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Philip Marizzaldi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier 18 October 1943 on a recalled mission, the engine of B17 #42-3526 caught on fire forcing...

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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 21 January 1944
Crashed 62179 Wissant, France 21 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 2270 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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