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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 28/12/44; Grenier 6/1/45; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-F] Framlingham 12/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45. LIQUID-8-OR.



  • 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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • Hershel Ballinger

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


  • 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 Savannah, GA, USA 28 December 1944

Hunter AAF

Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 12 January 1945

390th BG


Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 03:42:12 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:54 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log