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571st Bomb Squadron

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  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

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    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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Based Framlingham

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  • 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...

  • 42-102673 Preferred Risk, Good Old Yank

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 4/5/44 PREFERRED RISK; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Joe Lewis, John Ruane, Earl Morrison, John Koralwski, John Porcher (5 Killed in Action)...

  • 42-102972 Heavenly Cent, Boston Blackie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 26/5/44 HEAVENLY CENT; Missing in Action Hannover 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite, Alvin...

  • 42-107070 North Star

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 11/2/44; Gr Island 13/2/44; Grenier 4/3/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-A] Framlingham 17/3/44; (28m) Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Larry Gregor, Navigator: Harry Raab, Bombardier: Bill Martin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-29991 Patches, We'll Never Know

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Dallas 2/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Love Fd 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-T] Framlingham 14/7/43 PATCHES; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Fernie...

  • 42-30223 Norma J, Rick-O-Shay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43;Gore 22/5/43; Spokane 24/5/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43 NORMA J; (18m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Glenn Ryon, Co-pilot: Keith Pickel,...

  • 42-30265 Pinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 21/5/43; Geiger 22/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 10/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-V] Framlingham 18/7/43; Missing in Action (7m) Munster 10/10/43 with Frank Ward, Co-pilot: Lloyd McGrady...

  • 42-30332 Short Stuff, Spirit of '76

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Walla Walla 3/6/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-N] Framlingham 12/7/43 SHORT STUFF; then SPIRIT OF '76; Missing in Action...

  • 42-30337 Eight Ball, 8 Ball, Flak Hack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-B] Framlingham 13/7/43 EIGHTBALL; Noel Howard (rog) was Killed in Action 26/9/43; ...

  • 42-30338 'Cabin in the Sky' 'Rough Group' 'Dorothy Dee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 11/7/43 CABIN IN THE SKY; re-named ROUGH GROUP then DOROTHY DEE; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/7/45;...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 02:46:10 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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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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