Romaine M Fiffe

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 569th 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x missions. Shot down 15-Aug-43 in B-17F 42-3306. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 258.



Awards: PH.

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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: 18026239 / O-733667
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 390th Bomb Group crashes near Dunkirk whilst flying with a mission with B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5914), 15 August 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '385BG.' Printed caption on reverse: '25620 USAF - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" going down over area south of Dunkirk, occupied France. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Phoenix
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

59670 Bavinchove, France 15 August 1943 Shot down 15-Aug-43 in B-17F 42-3306. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 258.

Buried/ Commemorated

59670 Bavinchove, France 16 August 1943 Interred Bavinchove cemetery
Saline County, KS, USA

Enlisted

Wichita, KS, USA

Based

Framlingham 15 August 1943 Assigned to 569th 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Born

Cloud County, KS, USA Son of Alfred A and Marie L Fiffe.

Buried/ Commemorated

Re-Interred Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial