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42-30316

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 27/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-J] Framlingham 11/7/43; 2m, Missing in Action Regensburg 24/8/43 with Jim Regan, Co-pilot: Oscar Hill, Navigator: Lyman Burbank, Bombardier: Bob Laible, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joel Johnson, Radio Operator: Pvt Olin Seegar, Waist gunner: Jim Kahler, Waist gunner: Owen McWilliams, Tail gunner: Earl Slay (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Ed Jones (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bellheim, 10 miles N of Karlsruhe, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 390. MADIE.

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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lyman Burbank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Oscar Hille

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joel Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Kahler

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Laible

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30316 'Madie', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Owen McWilliams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Regan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW 21 months

  • Olin Seegar

    Military | Private | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Earl Slay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 09:35:48 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

Corrected spelling of nickname from 'Maudie' to 'Madie' in biography field. See previous source message.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 02:06:47 jregan Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

390th Vol II - The 390th Bomb Group Anthology - Page 224 - Story describing how may father named the plane.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 390 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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