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William Gavin


Crew Number 45


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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107199 Powerful Katrinka

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-J] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action French A/fds (Dinar-Pleurtvit) (19m) 11/6/44 with Bill Gavin, Co-pilot: John Dallenbach, Navigator: Norm Bernstein, Bombardier:...


Event Location Date
Born Bradford, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 11 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5629 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /