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Lt Robert F Starks crew in front of "Stark's Ark" 42-37806, the crew went down with 42-31935 on 6 march 44 mission to Berlin, 3 x KIA included pilot and 6 x OW, MACR 2989.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • Clarence Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Carr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Kirschner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). In Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Ger. POW

  • Glen Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stanley Pasovitch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Placido Sanchez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Steven Sozanski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 64 POW

  • Robert Starks

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Stitzer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Attacked by fighters and crashed SW of Cloppenburg, GR on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31935 'Stark's Ark'. Killed in Action (KIA)

Aircraft

  • 42-37806 STARK’S ARK

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 6/9/43; Gr Island 27/9/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-Z] Framlingham 15/10/43; Missing in Action Magdeburg (37m) 28/5/44 with Henry Holmes, Co-pilot: Chas Kruger, Navigator: Walter Steck, Bombardier: Oral Thompson, Flight engineer...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2017 18:06:32 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 04:00:38 Shazbott1540 Created entry with aircraft associations
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