Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Walter C Byrne


Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 missions on B-17 42-30713 'Phyllis Marie'. Shot down 1 Me109.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), DUC, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Perry Row

    Military | Captain | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions (17 aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie"). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 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

    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


  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 10 July 1921
Enlisted Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA 31 August 1942

Fort Jay Governors Island
New York

Based Framlingham September 1943 – February 1944

Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 26 August 2000
Buried 5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, Az 85712, Tucson, AZ 85712, United States September 2000

East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary
Tucson, Pima County, AZ


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 17:29:51 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:48 AAM AAM ingest

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