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Lieutenant John G Winant Jr of the 390th Bomb Group, wearing a Mae West life jacket, with his crew and their B-17 Flying Fortress.

Image stamped on reverse: ‘Planet News.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for publication 15 Aug 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘278787.’ [Censor no.]
Printed caption on reverse: ' Photo shows: Lieut. John G. Winant, Jnr. (centre, wearing a "Mae West") of Concord, New Hampshire, with his crew, including
2nd. Lieut. Donald C Arns, of Algona, Iowa;
2nd. Lieut. Robert W Tredinnick, of North Caldwell, N. Jersey:
2nd. Lieut. Richard F. Walker, of Albany, Georgia;
S/Sgt. Walter E. Weidemann, of Amsterdam, New York;
S/Sgt. Paul E Hurles, of Columbus, Ohio;
S/Sgt. Elmer Fjosne, of Cornwall Wisconsin;
Sgt. Alonzo J Swope, of Harlington, Texas;
S/Sgt. Robert V Wirtz, of Baltimore, Maryland;
and S/Sgt. Frank V Malone, of Hones Bath, South Carolina. at their station somewhere in England. G. August 1943. PN.'

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Lieutenant John G Winant Jr of the 390th Bomb Group, wearing a Mae West life jacket, with his crew and their B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Planet News.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for publication 15 Aug 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘278787.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ' Photo shows: Lieut. John G. Winant, Jnr. (centre, wearing a "Mae West") of Concord, New Hampshire, with his crew, including 2nd. Lieut. Donald C Arns, of Algona, Iowa; 2nd. Lieut. Robert W Tredennick, of North Caldwell, N. Jersey: 2nd. Lieut. Richard F. Walker, of Albany, Georgia: S/Sgt. Walter E. Weidemann, of Amsterdam, New York: S/Sgt. Paul E Hurles, of Columbus, Ohio: S/Sgt. Elmer Fjosne, of Cornwall Wisconsin: Sgt. Alonzo J Swope, of Harlington, Texas: S/Sgt. Robert V Wirtz, of Baltimore, Maryland; and S/Sgt. Frank V Malone, of Hones Bath, South Carolina. at their station somewhere in England. G. August 1943. PN.'

Connections

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

People

  • Donald Arns

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Fjosne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul Hurles

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Malone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alonzo Swope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Tredinnick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Robert Tredinnick served as a navigator with the 390th Bomb Group. He was part of crew number 12. On 10 October 1943, he was flying in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply' when it was shot down. He bailed out, was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) and held at...

  • Richard Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Weidemann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Winant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    John G Winant Jr served as a pilot with the 390th Bomb Group. His father, John G Winant, was US Ambassador to Britain between 1941-1946. ...

  • Robert Wirtz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Robert Wirtz served as a waist gunner with the 390th Bomb Group. He was part of crew number 12. On 10 October 1943, he was flying in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply' when it was shot down. He was Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-30262 Tech Supply

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; transferred 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; Missing in Action (12m) Munster...

Locations

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:20:43 PhillWray Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Frank V Malone.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:18:53 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Robert V Wirtz.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:17:31 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Alonzo J Swope.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:16:29 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Elmer Fjosne.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:15:12 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Paul E Hurles.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:14:03 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Walter E. Weidemann.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:12:44 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Richard F. Walker.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:09:53 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information Donald C Arns.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 15:07:42 PhillWray Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated Freeman Colection image from caption information

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 11:33:56 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

FRE 1571

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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