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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 9/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-R] Framlingham 11/11/43; sustained severe battle damaged on mission late 1943, crash landed at US fighter base at Wormingford, Essex, but repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/11/45. THE SKILLET.



  • Richard Autry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 51

  • 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. ...

  • Robert Stump

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Spine Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, Germany on a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action.. Crew Number 42

  • Donald Ventriss

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    GROUP BOMBARDIER (ORIGINAL CADRE WITH 390TH BG). Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 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
02 March 2021 13:52:00 Jaybird Changes to nicknames

Uncle Bob's WWII War Records

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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log