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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Grenier 26/1/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-C] Framlingham 2/2/44 OLD SOLDIER; took off as weather ship before a mission 24/5/44 with Percy Stresing, Co-pilot: Bob Buckley, Navigator: Jean Raas, Bombardier: Sanford Diamond, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Evert Miller, Radio Operator: Ed Safford, Ball turret gunner: Bill Rhoten, Waist gunner: Rudolph Shelley, Waist gunner: Albt Parsons,Tail gunner: Herb Harms (10 Returned to Duty); aircraft had mechanical problems, possibly fire which forced crew to bail, before crashing in woods near base, at Common Farm Marlesford, Suffolk, sal 27/5/44. SHATZI III.



  • Theodore Fluke

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 71

  • James Geary

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-97845. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5151. ...


  • 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
27 September 2014 18:40:39 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log