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"S/Sgt Blanchard of the 390th Bomb Group, wearing the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal, 22-Jan-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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • Melvin Blanchard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Crew Number 63. Assigned to 571BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 12 x aboard 42-31041 "Cabin in the Sky" and 10 x aboard 42-30338 "Cabin in the Sky" aka "Rough Group" aka "Dorothy Dee" ) Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 17:47:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations