42-97093 Ill Get By

Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for Kassel mission 30/12/44, and went into spin, during which two bailed Lyles and Spector, but both KIA. Pilot Orman Coffin recovered fron spin and returned to base safely, Missing Air Crew Report 11255, 114m, Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15/12/45. I'LL GET BY.

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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 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14064523 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner on B-17's out of Framlingham, England

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Severe Icing

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1944-12-30 Severe Icing during form up caused the a/c to go into a spin. Two crew bailed out but were KIA. The pilot recovered from the spin and returned to base safely.

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY 1944-01-28

Assigned

Framlingham Airfield, UK 1944-03-03

Other

Returned to the U.S.

Bradley Army Airfield, Windsor Locks, CT 1945-06-29

Revisions

Date1 Dec 2020 02:47:14
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

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

Date26 Mar 2018 21:54:52
Contributorterveurn
Sources

correct date from MACR

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11255 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database