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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 1/5/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-H] Framlingham 25/5/44; severe battle damaged at Tours 1/8/44, with - Blevins, rest unknown ? , force landed at Woodbridge ELG, Sfk, UK. Salvaged 4/8/44.



  • 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...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron


  • Edwin Blevins

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 43

  • Irving Breslauer

    Military | Colonel | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Irv Breslauer, who before he celebrated his 21st Birthday, flew 35 jmissions as a B-17 navigator in WWII. Died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was 83. A native of New York City, he left Queens College in 1942, enlisted in the Army and transferred to the...

  • Elmer Dooms

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 34

  • Theodore Fluke

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 71

  • Gilbert Inlow

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 23

  • Karl Kier

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 43

  • Franklin Koch

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 23

  • Ansel Miller

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 23

  • Robert Swanson

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 43


  • 392

    5 June 1944

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 400

    8 June 1944
    Mission #7 - Bombed the railway yards in Tours, France. Long ride (7 hours).

  • 421

    18 June 1944

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 429

    21 June 1944

  • 453

    5 July 1944
    Bombed marshaling yards near Toulon while flying from Italy back to England.

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

  • 469

    12 July 1944
    Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.

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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...


Event Location Date
Delivered Tulsa, OK 1 May 1944
Assigned Framlingham Airfield, UK 25 May 1944



Date Contributor Update
25 November 2020 01:12:02 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 22:33:03 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings and events

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
Personal Collection

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 20:30:50 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added connections to the 569th BS & 390th BG mentioned in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log