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RAF memorial, Gorleston, Norfolk, on the sea wall



  • 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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • Donald Downie

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel in B-17 #4297830

  • James Mayall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    American Battle Monuments Commission


  • 42-97830

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-E] Framlingham 1/5/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 29/6/44 with Bob Moody, Co-pilot: Capt Bill Nugent, Bombardier: Dan Simpson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don...


  • 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...

  • Gorleston on Sea

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 17:34:17 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Photo taken 24 October 2013, Gary Atkins