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44-6121

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-N] Framlingham 28/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hershel Ballinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 38

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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 20:32:57 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

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
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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