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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-B] Framlingham 3/5/44 MARY JANE; mechanical problems and battle damaged, plus # 3 & 4 smoking Saarbrucken 9/11/44 with ?; crash landed continent; crew bailed NE St Quentin, but no credit sortie; Salvaged 29/11/44. MAIRZEY DOATS aka MIS’TER COMPLETELY..



  • 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


  • Ellis McClintick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Served in the Air Force for 30 years. Served as a navigator during the war. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel ...

  • Jack Pelton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 51

  • Orice Settles

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 58. Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions ( 12 x missions aboard 42-31728 "Sweetheart of Pas de Calais"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log