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'Lt Daugherty and crew of the Boeing B-17 "Rose Marie" of the 390th Bomb Group pose beside their plane at their base in England on 24 November 1943. '

B-17F-BO 390th BG ROSE MARIE
42-30411

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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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Banta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on a total 25 x missions. On 24-Aug-43 B-17 42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x battle star), American campaign.

  • Donald Bertch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

  • Kenneth Dougherty

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

  • John Graves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

  • James Higginbotham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 16 x aboard 42-30411 "Rose Marie" aka "Hot Rocks II"). (wounded on 24-Aug-43, aboard 42-30824). MACR 393. ...

  • John Keema

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

  • Fred Livingston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

  • Louis Majka

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. On 24-Aug-43 B-17 42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle star).

  • Harvey Paul

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    On 24 August 1943 B-17 #42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.

Aircraft

  • 42-30411 Rose Marie, Hot Rocks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Presque Is 3/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-J] 6/8/43 ROSE MARIE; (19m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with John Lashly, Co-pilot: Dick Steel, Navigator: Herb Snelgrove,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2020 12:35:44 Emily Changes to collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

US Air Force Official Photo 71273 AC via Fold 3

Updated record to properly attribute image, and provide official caption

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2020 12:01:44 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption and aircraft associations
Sources

AAM aircraft listing at 42-30411 is a block match to nose art image.
Marchese, FLYING FORTRESS 1935 1945 Boeing B-17F blocks 90-130

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