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Wade Hampton Sneed Crew
390th BG - 568th BS - 8th AF

Standing Left to Right: Unknown, John E. Wentzel (CP), Scott L. Barrows (B), Melvin Breckenridge (N), Wade Sneed (P), Bertil Olson (FE)

Kneeling Left to Right: Unknown, John W. Danielsen (WG), Unknown, Carl F. Spirito (TG)

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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Scott Barrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base.

  • Melvin Breckenridge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Danielsen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bertil Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Wade Sneed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Wenzel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2020 00:44:19 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2020 01:22:12 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252622?terms=sneed,wade

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2020 19:28:57 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2524329/bertil-roland-olson

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