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Paul K Fabian

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete'. Killed in Action (KIA).

2nd Lieutenant Paul K. Fabian was born November 16, 1921. His next of kin were his wife, Natalie Fabian, his son, William M. Fabian, and his mother, Carolyn E. Fabian. His hometown was Laconia, New Hampshire.
He was serving as the bombardier aboard “Pub Pete,” B-17 tail #42-37818, of the 390th Bomb Group, 568th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over the English Channel on January 21, 1944. His remains were never recovered.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-37818 Pub Pete

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 7/10/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 21/1/44 with Clyde Baugher, Co-pilot: Elmer Schwankl, Bombardier: Paul Fabian, Waist gunner: Phil Marizzaldi chute failed ...

Associated Place

  • 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
Born Laconia, NH, USA 16 November 1921

2nd Lieutenant Paul K. Fabian was born November 16, 1921. His next of kin were his wife, Natalie Fabian, his son, William M. Fabian, and his mother, Carolyn E. Fabian. His hometown was Laconia, New Hampshire.

Killed in Action (KIA) France 21 January 1944

He was serving as the bombardier aboard “Pub Pete,” B-17 tail #42-37818, of the 390th Bomb Group, 568th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over the English Channel on January 21, 1944.

Died 21 January 1944
Buried

His remains were never recovered.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 00:40:10 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N from the photo attached to this person.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 00:36:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Removed a space in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 00:50:07 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2270 / MACR 2270, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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