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43-38255

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-A] Horham 5/8/44; 334BS [BG-C]; with R.G. Boudon force landed Framlingham afb 18/10/44; caught fire en route Hamm 28/10/44 with G.L. Braund; ret safely, 9RTD Missing Air Crew Report 10259; with H.M. Bussen force landed Framlingham 25/12/44;. 88m, Returned to the USA 4168 BU Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/12/45. POOF PROOF

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Baird

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leo Beckstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert Boudon

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gordon Braund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Howard Bussen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/25/44 in B-17 Mirandy #4231992

  • Raymond Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Dugan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Edward Felski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Futoma

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Ball Turret Gunner B-17G 42-38255 baled from A/C on mission to Hamm when #1 engine caught fire from flak hit, posted MIA 28-10-44 MACR 10259, later RTD.

  • Floyd Hammond

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 692

    28 October 1944

Places

  • 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...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 18 October 1944

Force landed Framlingham afb 18/10/44. Pilot Lt R G Boudon.

Combat damage Hamm, Germany 28 October 1944

Caught fire en route to Hamm 28/10/44 with Lt G L Braund, returned safely. (1 x MIA) Ball turret gunner baled out when #1 engine on fire. Missing Air Crew Report MACR 10259.

Returned to US [88 Mission Vet] Bradley, IL, USA 21 June 1945

Returned to the USA 4168 BU Bradley 21/6/45

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK

Force landed Framlingham 25/12/44. Pilot Lt H M Bussen.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2021 00:59:00 jpnoe72 Changes to person associations
Sources

Flew Revival Mission 2 on 19 May 1945 from Horham for 95th. Mission not included in index.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 13:01:57 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/image/28730306

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10259 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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