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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 was for two years used as a transit camp to help with the relocation of displaced Polish people . The airfield’s land was returned to agriculture from 1948. In 1981 a museum was opened in the restored control tower, which today tells the story of the 390th Bomb Group.

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Service

Units

People

  • John Alvey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 17-Oct-43 crew bailed out of B-17 42-30610 'Red Ass' when a fire in the fuselage developed during a training flight. 25 x missions (13 x aboard 42-3472 "The Vulture"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leonard Andrews

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 #4338665

  • Earl Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #4297473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Atkinson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 57. Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x missions ( 15 x aboard 42-37932 "Ole Basser" ). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Aufdemorte

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

  • Leroy Aulthouse

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #4239887 'Pickle Dropper. ' Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Wayman Avery

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Theodore Aycock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-37925 'Rick-O-Shay III' was attacked by six ME109s on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 18 Mar 1944, exploded and crashed S of Lahr/Schwarzwald, GR after only three men baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Born and raised in Montana, Charles Baker was living with his parents in San Carlos, Florida in 1940. After 3 years in college, he enlisted in California in October 1941 and trained as a bomber pilot. Assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb...

  • Donald Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-17 #4297473 'Hap's Hazard. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-9021 Big Bitch (97BG)/Hangar Queen (390BG)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

  • 41-9107

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 340BS/97BG Polebrook 15/4/42; transferred 390BG Framlingham 29/6/42; 407BS/92BG [PY-N] Bovingdon /9/42; 401BS/91BG [LL-X] Bassingbourn 22/7/43; 613BS/401BG [IN-P], then 612BS [SC-X] Deenethorpe, Nth. 6/11/43; /390BG Framlingham, 6/11/43; 600BS...

  • 42-102440 'Silver Slipper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; MacDill 20/3/43; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 5/4/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg (12m) 28/5/44 with Walt Weigle, Co-pilot: Chas Richardson Wounded in Action, Navigator: Herman...

  • 42-102447 'El's Belles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 6/4/44; with L.J. Price, force landed 4/8/44 sal; with M.S. Roy force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; with H. Rivet force landed France 20/2/45; with J.E....

  • 42-102505

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Billings 16/3/43; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 1/4/44; slated 398BG, Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Horham 8/4/44; 21m, transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-X] Framlingham 1/6/44 ODD BALL; Waist gunner: Bob Kincaid (Killed in Action) on...

  • 42-102526

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 8/4/44; transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-N] Framlingham 9/4/44; Missing in Action {4m} Freidrichahafen 29/4/44 with Bob Rayburn, Co-pilot: Henry Crowley, Navigator: Murray...

  • 42-102531

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; MacDill 29/3/44; Bangor 7/4/44; slated 94BG, Assigned 390BG Framlingham 4/4/44; transferred 338BS/96BG [BX-A] Snetterton 5/4/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 10/11/44 with Art Brodsky, Co-pilot: Art Mortenson, Navigator:...

  • 42-102532

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 11/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Dick Tannehill, Navigator: Bob Horst, Bombardier: Elmer Leggett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry...

  • 42-102533

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with George Spann, Co-pilot: Theo Becker, Navigator: Prospero Demarco, Bombardier: Jim Webb, Flight engineer...

  • 42-102549 Boomerang Baby, Lady Satan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 30/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Harry Stewart, Co-pilot: Norman Quest, Navigator: Marris Todd, Bombardier: Dan Clark, Flight engineer...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2017 14:11:17 bombercommand Changes to person associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report #11721

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2016 14:23:00 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Connected aircraft records that have the word 'Framlingham' in their biography fields.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth Then And Now (London, 1978)

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