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Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 30/5/44; transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 1/6/44; detailed Brest, Fr. 26/8/44 with Paul Bellamy, Co-pilot: Jim Graba, Bombardier: Joe Lee, Radio Operator: Irvin Casey, Ball turret gunner: Bob Hunter (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ray Klausing, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Walsh, Waist gunner: Louis Conser,Tail gunner: Rich McAteer (4 Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 42-97182; crashed Weston, near Stevenage, Herts., UK. The wreckage also killed two civilians; Salvaged 27/8/44.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-761853
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38468784
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13144874
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant

Places

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ding Dong Daddy
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 20 April 1944

Assigned

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1 June 1944 390BG 569BS

Crashed

Weston, UK 26 August 1944

Revisions

Date16 Nov 2020 22:30:17
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
Personal Collection

Date22 Dec 2016 10:13:23
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added connections from information in biography field.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log