Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Gore 9/5/43; Moses Lake 22/5/43; Geiger 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-W] Framlingham 1/8/43 WILD CHILDREN; (55m) on practice mission 9/7/44 with Frank Moore, Co-pilot: Roger Ihde, Navigator: Joe Stotler, Bombardier: Judson Giddings, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Long, pass-Bernie Johnson,wg-Bill Bluhm, Waist gunner: Fred Pratt,Tail gunner: Erik Johnsen (9 Killed in Service); crash landed near base at Grove Farm, Easton, near Framlingham, Salvaged 17/8/44. LUCKY STRIKE.
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...
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
Crew Number 71
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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