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42-39819

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 7/10/43; Waist gunner: Jim Mallos (KIA-flak) 7/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 (35m) with Morris Swavel, Co-pilot: Wilmer Goldinger, Navigator: Theo Lipchitz, Bombardier: Phil Wade, eggt-Alec Gwazdosky, Radio Operator: Frank Bobrowicz, Ball turret gunner: Dan Miller, Waist gunner: Bill Walker, Waist gunner: Bob Gibbs[body washed up 8/5/44],Tail gunner: Jim O’Brien (10 Killed in Action); flak hit in return, crashed about 12 miles W of Ostend harbour, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 3947. ANOXIA QUEEN.

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

  • Frank Bobrowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Gibbs

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Wilmer Goldinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Alec Gwazdosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Henry

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

  • Theodore Lipchitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Daniel Miller

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James O'Brien

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Morris Swavel

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Philip Wade

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4239819 'Anoxia Queen. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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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 13 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 01:24:19 squid890 Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

390th Bomb Wing Web Site

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3947 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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