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B-17 Flying Fortresses, including (serial number 42-3312) nicknamed "Sequatchiee" of the 390th Bomb Group, drop bombs during a mission. The aircraft (left to right): (serial number 42-30434) nicknamed "Betty Boop" (Photographer), (serial number 42-3312) nicknamed "Sequatchiee", (serial number 42-30320) nicknamed "Coy De Coy", (serial number 42-37723) nicknamed "Coy De Coy III", (serial numer 42-30476) nicknamed "Rovin' Ramona", (serial number 42-30713) nicknamed "Phyllis Marie", (serial number 42-30455) nicknamed "Schifless Skonk", (serial number 42-30411) nicknamed "Rose Marie", (serial number 42-30642) nicknamed "Geronimo". Handwritten caption on reverse: '390.'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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...


  • 42-30320 Coy de Coy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/5/43; Gore 15/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Langley 25/6/43; Cutbank 27/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43; badly damaged 11/12/43 over Emden with ...

  • 42-30411 Rose Marie, Hot Rocks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Presque Is 3/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-J] 6/8/43 ROSE MARIE; (19m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with John Lashly, Co-pilot: Dick Steel, Navigator: Herb Snelgrove,...

  • 42-30434 Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-A] Framlingham 18/7/43; on Regensburg mission 17/8/43 Len Baumgartner was KIA; Missing in Action Regensburg...

  • 42-30455 Schifless Skunk

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/43; Kearney 14/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-R] Framlingham 6/8/43; Missing in Action Knaben (Rjukan) 16/11/43 with Ray Becker, Co-pilot: Bob Stuart, Navigator: Ben Myers, Bombardier: Tony Moyto...

  • 42-30476 Rovin' Ramona

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/6/43; Smoky Hill 8/7/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-L] Framlingham 16/7/43; (16m) Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with John Reeve, Co-pilot: Gene Dorn, Navigator: Dick Kernsten, Bombardier: Earl Pendell, Flight...

  • 42-30642 Geronimo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/43; Gore 4/7/43; Cheyenne 26/7/43; Dow Fd 27/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-O] Framlingham 6/8/43; transferred 569BS [CC-O]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Dick Smith, Co-pilot: Ira Pritchett, Navigator: Dan Sulmasy,...

  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    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...

  • 42-3312 SEQUATCHIEE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43. ...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:14 AAM AAM ingest

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