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42-102549

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 30/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Harry Stewart, Co-pilot: Norman Quest, Navigator: Marris Todd, Bombardier: Dan Clark, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Gilbert, Radio Operator: Simon Spradlin, Ball turret gunner: Frank Wielgos (7OW); Waist gunner: Howard Tillison,Tail gunner: Joy Putnam (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft and flak KO’d #3 and #4, crashed Hassenhausen, N of Jena, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7822. BOOMERANG BABY aka LADY SATAN.

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

  • Daniel Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549 POW

  • Louis Gilbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549 POW

  • Frank Helgos

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen in B-17 #42102549

  • Joy Putnam

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen in B-17 #42102549

  • Norman Quest

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549

  • Simon Spradlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42-102549, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Stewart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549 POW

  • Howard Tillison

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549 POW

  • Morris Todd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42102549 POW

  • Charles Wolfe

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 32

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 29 July 1944

Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7822 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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