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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Walla Walla 28/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-Y] Framlingham 12/9/43 CINCINNATI QUEEN; while on mission 11/5/44 S/Sgt Rich Caserio was killed by friendly fire when ships were testing guns; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Malcolm Dinsmore (Killed in Action); crew ? (9 Returned to Duty), mech failure, and ditched, pilot drowned rest of crew saved. BLUES IN THE NIGHT.



  • Paul Akin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 68

  • Vernon Bohn

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Richard Caserio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-17 #42-30715 'Cincinnati Queen' 'Blues in the Night'. Killed by . 50 calibre fire from another plane.

  • Malcolm Dinsmore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Douglas Herrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Douglas Herrick served as a navigator with Harry E Wight's crew (Crew 71 assigned to 571 BS, 390 BG), which arrived at Framlingham on 17 Nov 1943 as part of a large expansion of the Eighth. He flew his first mission on 5 Dec 1943 and the last on 7 May...

  • Taisto Huhtala

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Taisto Huhtala's father Henry was born on 7 December 1890 in Ylistaro, Vaasan Lääni (Vaasa Province), Finland. Henry emigrated to the United States and married US-born Aili Johnson. Their son Taisto Huhtala flew as a Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner and then...

  • Theodore Lipchitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Theodore Lipchitz was Navigator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).


  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
14 May 2021 02:51:11 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:32 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log