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42-30411

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Presque Is 3/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-J] 6/8/43 ROSE MARIE; (19m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with John Lashly, Co-pilot: Dick Steel, Navigator: Herb Snelgrove, Bombardier: Dom Tutino, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Queener, Radio Operator: Forrest Woodman, Ball turret gunner: Ed Teaman, Waist gunner: Steve Russell (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Clyde Holder, Tail gunner: Bob Jones (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Leesdorf, Norden, N of Emden, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1727. HOT ROCKS.

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

  • James Higginbotham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 16 x aboard 42-30411 "Rose Marie" aka "Hot Rocks II"). (wounded on 24-Aug-43, aboard 42-30824). MACR 393. ...

  • Clyde Holder

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Lashly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Darwin Michaelsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Queener

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Stephen Russell

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 10. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herbert Snelgrove

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 10. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Richard Steele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew 10. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Teaman

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 10. Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30411 'Hot Rocks II', Prisoner of War (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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 20:45:30 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2020 14:28:41 phil marchese Changes to production block number, nicknames and markings
Sources

AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1727 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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