42-3312 Sequatchiee

A crashed B-17F Flying Fortress (DI-K, serial number 42-3312) of the 570th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1871-A. Hon. 12-31-43. Aero Repair B-17F. 42-3312."

Object Number - FRE 8278 - A crashed B-17F Flying Fortress (DI-K, serial number 42-3312) of the 570th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1871-A. Hon....

Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43.

On Duren mission 20/10/43 with Charles Swafford , Lts. Gene Corbin & Clarry Cobb, Sgts. Lambert Geerlings & Harry Daniels all bailed but were KIA, (possibly fired on while in chutes) however the plane returned. (MACR 14417)

Missing in Action Huls 22/6/44 with Jim Bonner, Co-pilot: Leon Schapiro, Navigator: Dean JensenWounded in Action, Bombardier: Gene Friedman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Knobel, Ball turret gunner: Bob Rhoades, Waist gunner: Albt Gregoris, Waist gunner: Jim Grant,Tail gunner: Elvin Clinkenbeard (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Lowry Kelley (Killed in Action). Flak KO’d engine, crashed La Sablonniere, near Dreux, near Chartres, France. (Missing Air Crew Report 5927).

SEQUATCHIEE.

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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 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-2066
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19094692 / O-740041
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38133497
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 7 September 1943
  • Official Description: Over 100 Heavy Bombers strike industrial area and airfield at Brussels while smaller number of Heavy Bombers bomb targets (including NOBALL site) at Watten, and shipping off Texel Island.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-06-22

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 1943-05-05

Assigned

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1943-07-14 390BG 570BS

Other

Combat Mission

Duren, Germany 1943-10-20 Four members of the crew bailed out but were all KIA. It is possible they were fired on while in their parachutes or killed after reaching the ground. The a/c returned to Framlingham

Crashed

La Sablonniere, France 1944-06-22 Shot down by flak

Other

Forced Belly Landing

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1943-12-31

Revisions

Date2 Dec 2020 21:12:24
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

photo evidence

Date2 Dec 2020 21:10:20
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date10 Jun 2015 11:51:21
Sources

Associated people - MACR 14417

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5927 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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