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Wade H. Sneed Crew
390th BG - 568th BS - 8th AF
Standing L to R: Bertil R. Olson (FE), Virgil B. Ulven (RO), Walter J. Swiniuchowski (BTG), Clarence E. Payne (WG), John W. Danielsen (WG), Carl F. Spirito (TG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Wade H. Sneed (P), John E. Wenzel (CP), Melvin H. Breckenridge (N), Scott L. Barrows (B)

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).

  • Clarence Payne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third 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

  • 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).

  • Carl Spirito

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail 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)

  • Walter Swiniuchowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3328 'Miss Fortune', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Virgil Ulven

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base. Crew Number 5.

  • 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. ...

Locations

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 02:02:00 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53941984/melvin-h.-breckenridge/photo

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