UPL 23032


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Widow of Sergeant LeRoy Edgar Aulthouse; Esther Willard (Billie) Aulthouse & her brother Grover Price Prillaman.


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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33529901
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pickle dropper iv
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron


Date: 11 Aug 2016 22:07:55
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This photo is of my father, Grover Price Prillaman, and his sister, Esther Willard (Billie) Prillaman Althouse. She is the widow of Sergeant LeRoy Edgar Althouse, WAIST GUNNER | 390TH BOMB GROUP. "He was the Right Waist Gunner aboard B-17 tail #42-39887, of the 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron. The B-17 was nicknamed “Pickle Dropper IV,” in honor of the pilot of the crew, LT Hugh A. Pickell. On June 5, 1944, the B-17 was last seen “burning on the water” off Dieppe, France. There were no survivors of this crew, and no remains were ever recovered." AAM quote.