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"Lt Alvey of the 390th Bomb Group, wearing the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal, 11-Feb-44 England."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • John Alvey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 17-Oct-43 crew bailed out of B-17 42-30610 'Red Ass' when a fire in the fuselage developed during a training flight. 25 x missions (13 x aboard 42-3472 "The Vulture"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


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15 March 2018 17:30:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations