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This is the backside of the larger group photo naming all of the members in his squad: William H. Marra (himself), Mike Wojicicki (?) James B. Eckman, Bob Mines, Bob Kincade, Ernest Fiebusch, Tom Gallagher (Pilot), James Atkinson (Bombardier), Daniel Holey. I hope I spelled all of these names correctly.
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Notes from Ed Reniere 16 November 2020 : Corrected some names : It's Robert Miner (not Mines); Robert Kincaid (not Kincade); Ernst Feibusch (not Fiebusch) and Daniel Foley (not Holey).
See UPL 16278 for front of photo http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/16278

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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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Atkinson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    James Atkinson got his wings as a 2nd Lt on 5 August 1942 in Miami Beach, Florida. Promoted 1st Lt on 1 March 1943 in England, to Captain in September of that year. Completed six missions as a Bombardier with the 390th from 7 to 22 June 1944, this last...

  • Paul Caruso

    Military
    Crew Number 79

  • James Eckman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 'Blues in the Night' #43-37866. Interned (INT) in neutral Switzerland.

  • Ernst Feibusch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. 'I was one of those [who flew out of Britain] (390th BG) we were shot down over Stuttgart (25th mission).'

  • Daniel Foley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland for a short time.

  • Jefferson Fuller

    Military
    Crew Number 71

  • Thomas Gallagher

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Force-landed B-17 #43-37866 in Switzerland on 5 September 1944, after being hit by Flak over Stuttgart, Germany. Also served in Korea.

  • Verne Gray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972 Mission was to bomb the marshalling yards at Seelze, near Hanover when his plane was hit by another B-17, the 'Lady Velma' and both planes went down. , there was only one...

  • Alvin Jaspers

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned for a short time in neutral Switzerland.

  • Robert Kincaid

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Robert Kincaid was a Waist gunner in the 390th Bomb Group/571st Bomb Squadron. He was Killed In Action on his sixth mission on board B-17 # 42-102505 during the 22 June 1944 mission to Paris-Saint-Ouen, France. The ship returned to base. No MACR. A...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 15:19:52 ED-BB Changes to caption
Sources

MACR 8456
Reasearch on the names on the back of the photo, 16 November 2020 (ED-BB)

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2015 09:57:20 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Front of photo UPL 16278 http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/16278

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2015 22:40:37 Betz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

A partial collection of photos left to me (his daughter, Betsy) by my father, William H. Marra.

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