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42-31027

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/9/43; Gr Isle 3/10/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-R] Framlingham 7/10/43 MISS LACE, then PINKY III; to HONEY CHILE; transferred RAF [SR387]; 214 Sq BU-G Sculthorpe, Nfk. 21/1/44; No1699 FLT [4Z-Z]; Written off 13/11/46.

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...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Biesecker

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-37925 'Rick-O-Shay III' was attacked by six ME109s on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 18 Mar 1944, exploded and crashed S of Lahr/Schwarzwald, GR after only three men baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Scrappy Dog

    Military | Mascot | 390th Bomb Group
    Scrappy was presented to the crew while training in U.S. and accompanied the boys on their transatlantic flight to England.

  • Joe Monkey

    Military | Mascot | 390th Bomb Group

  • Peter Repka

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    B-17G 42-37925 'Rick-O-Shay III' was attacked head on by three ME109s on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 18 Mar 1944, exploded and crashed S of Lahr/Schwarzwald, GR after only three men bailed out. Killed in Action (KIA).

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2018 12:56:07 Parham390 Changes to markings and person associations
Sources

Facebook group discussions Parham Airfield Museum 5/6th Sept 2018 comparing photos.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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