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42-102532

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 11/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Dick Tannehill, Navigator: Bob Horst, Bombardier: Elmer Leggett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry O’Connor, Radio Operator: Nick Mihalik, Ball turret gunner: Ervin Joseph, Waist gunner: Phil Sorenson, Waist gunner: John Garner,Tail gunner: Larry O’Conner (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Layton Vernie (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ostermoor, near Schleswig, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4953.

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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Garner

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edmund Hajduk

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Horst

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ervin Joseph

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Leggett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102532, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nicholas Mihalik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Laurence O'Connor

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Phillip Sorenson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Tannehill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Layton Vermie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42102532. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4935 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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