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Samuel C Burruss


Crew Number 14


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107176 The Uninvited Missionaires / The Missionaires

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-C] Framlingham 10/4/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Bill Spragins, Bill Brandt, Junius Yount, John Molans, Ed Sawyer, George Heginbotham, Carl DuBose,...


  • 8th Air Force 482

    19 July 1944
    Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.


Date Contributor Update
17 October 2018 11:34:38 Emily Changes to surname, role, aircraft associations and mission associations

Incorporated information from duplicate record

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /