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Theodore M Ekdahl

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Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

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  • William Bruton

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

  • Albert Herricht

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

  • Robert Milligan

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

  • Ira Pritchett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed in B-17 #4230642

  • Robert Richardson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

  • Richard Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Richard Oliver Smith, "Dick" was the oldest son of Oscar D. and Frances E. Smith of Covington, PA. He served as a pilot with the 586th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. He was part of crew no. 16. ...

  • Daniel Sulmasy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Lee Tabor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Melmedy in B-17 #4230642

  • John Tope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Malmedy in B-17 #4230642

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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

  • 42-30642 Geronimo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/7/43; Gore 4/7/43; Cheyenne 26/7/43; Dow Fd 27/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-O] Framlingham 6/8/43; transferred 569BS [CC-O]; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Dick Smith, Co-pilot: Ira Pritchett, Navigator: Dan Sulmasy,...

Missions

  • 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.

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 Dallas, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 July 1944
Died 19 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2017 03:20:38 nieceBarb Changes to service number and person associations
Sources

Barbara Smith, niece of pilot.

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2017 03:15:03 nieceBarb Changes to awards
Sources

Barbara Smith, niece of pilot.

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 23:48:14 nieceBarb Changes to nickname
Sources

Pilot of crew's niece, Barbara Smith, Covington, PA.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7555 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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