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B-17 Flying Fortress

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.



  • 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...


  • Theodore Fluke

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 71


  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) England 9 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15132 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database