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568th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Framlingham

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People

  • James Abrams

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 3

  • David Acosta

    Military | Ground Echelon | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 3

  • Hap Adams

    Military | Ground Echelon | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 55

  • Johnnie Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17F #42-31122 'Six Nights in Telergma. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Adams

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 46

  • Ronald Adams

    Military | Ground Echelon | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 46

  • Robert Adler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-17 #4237902 'Sure Thing. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leonard Adrien

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 25

  • Chester Agee

    Military | Ground Echelon | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 26

  • George Agiasottelis

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak S of Boulogne, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-17F #42-3427 'Canadian Club' was set on fire and six crew baled out before the a/c was brought under control and returned to base. RTD.

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Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 42-102533

    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...

  • 42-102677 Mississippi Mission, Bob Tail Battler

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Billings 3/5/44; Kearney 12/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-R] Framlingham 27/5/44 MISSISSIPPI MISSION; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Gerald Johnson, Bill Parks, Dayton Kelly, Joe Redpath spot...

  • 42-102956 Girl of My Dreams, Doc's Flying Circus

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 23/5/44 GIRL OF MY DREAMS; Missing in Action Derben 14/1/45 with Paul Goodrich, Len Losch (2 Killed in Action); Ray Thomas, Erwin Lutzer, Frank Piston,...

  • 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,...

  • 42-107184 Silver Meteor

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-L] Framlingham 8/4/44 THE WALRUS; non-op taxi accident, with Bernie Hayward, caught fire 8/3/45; Salvaged 15/3/45. SILVER METEOR.

  • 42-30017 All Shot to Hell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 2/4/43; Geiger 23/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 10/7/43; transferred Mildenhall 17/7/43, then 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 14/7/43; Missing in Action Scheweinfurt 17...

  • 42-30262

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; transferred 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; Missing in Action (12m) Munster...

  • 42-30289 The Douche Bag, The Dull Tool

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/5/43; Gore 18/5/43; Geiger 25/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-H] Framlingham 13/7/43 THE DOUCHE BAG; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/1/44 with Jim Prophett, Co-pilot: Berni...

  • 42-30308

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-A] Framlingham 13/7/43; Missing in Action Evreux 24/8/43 with Ken Dougherty, Co-pilot: Harvey Paul, Bombardier: John Keema, Flight...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:29:30 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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