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Joseph W Lewis

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' 42-102673

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102673 Preferred Risk, Good Old Yank

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 4/5/44 PREFERRED RISK; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Joe Lewis, John Ruane, Earl Morrison, John Koralwski, John Porcher (5 Killed in Action)...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 January 1945
Lived in Iowa
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11724 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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