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A view from his plane. Location: ?

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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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Caruso

    Military
    Crew Number 79

  • James Eckman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 'Blues in the Night' #43-37866. Interned (INT) in neutral Switzerland.

  • Ernst Feibusch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. 'I was one of those [who flew out of Britain] (390th BG) we were shot down over Stuttgart (25th mission).'

  • Jefferson Fuller

    Military
    Crew Number 71

  • Thomas Gallagher

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Force-landed B-17 #43-37866 in Switzerland on 5 September 1944, after being hit by Flak over Stuttgart, Germany. Also served in Korea.

  • Verne Gray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Alfeld in B-17 'Boston Blackie' #42102972 Mission was to bomb the marshalling yards at Seelze, near Hanover when his plane was hit by another B-17, the 'Lady Velma' and both planes went down. , there was only one...

  • Alvin Jaspers

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned for a short time in neutral Switzerland.

  • William Marra

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland.

  • Coy Mays

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier
    DFC; Air Medal

  • Robert Miner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Force-landed in Switzerland on 5 September 1944 in B-17 Blues in the Night #43-37866. Interned in neutral Switzerland.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2015 22:40:33 Betz Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

A partial collection of photos left to me (his daughter, Betsy) by my father, William H. Marra.

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