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42-30318

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Cheyenne 18/5/43; Spokane 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BG/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 15/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Arlin Rennels, Navigator: Bob Bergholz, Bombardier: Joe Bloom, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Charles Marshall Jr., Radio Operator: Fred Strickhart, Ball turret gunner: John Skarenski, Waist gunner: Lee McKee, Waist gunner: Warren Stephens, Tail gunner: Tony Mauceri (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Lou Wetzel (Killed in Action); flak hit, #2 on fire, crashed near Vecht, 35 miles SW of Bremen; Missing Air Crew Report 781. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER.

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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Bergholz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Bloom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Marshall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Anthony Mauceri

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William McDonald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30818 'Salvo Sal'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lee McKee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Arlin Rennels

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 42-30318 "Devil's Daughter", Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Skarenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Warren Stephens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Strickhart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30318 'Devil's Daughter'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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 8 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2020 01:59:19 cwbaker Changes to description
Sources

I updated the spelling of my Grandfathers name as it was incorrect.

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2020 16:42:38 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added a connection to the 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2020 16:37:30 jmoore43 Changes to description
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Added a space to the A/C “Description” for readability.

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 17:26:07 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Linked to Roger Freeman photo.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 781 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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