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Malcolm M Dinsmore


Killed in Action (KIA)



  • Francesco Cappozzo

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 82

  • Thomas Carpenter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner , Bombadier / Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 82 Thomas Joseph Carpenter was a SSGT in the Army Air Force attached to the 8th Air Force . He was with the 390th Bomb Group in the 571st Squadron . He was a waist gunner and bombadier . He arrived in England on May 22nd , 1944 and was...

  • Charles Durfee

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 78

  • Donald Haskell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Flew 33 missions, flew on Blues In The Night; Take It Easy

  • Taisto Huhtala

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Taisto Huhtala's father Henry was born on 7 December 1890 in Ylistaro, Vaasan Lääni (Vaasa Province), Finland. Henry emigrated to the United States and married US-born Aili Johnson. Their son Taisto Huhtala flew as a Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner and then...

  • Floyd Jennings

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 82

  • William Malinsky

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 86

  • Charles Noble

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 82

  • Ernest Savage

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 82

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Units served with

  • 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...



    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Walla Walla 28/8/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-Y] Framlingham 12/9/43 CINCINNATI QUEEN; while on mission 11/5/44 S/Sgt Rich Caserio was killed by friendly fire when ships were testing guns;...

  • 42-97821 Chaff Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 8/5/44; Missing in Action Mainz 8/9/44 with Jim Handley, Navigator: Frank Capek, Bombardier: Glenn Lee, Radio Operator: Jim Stubbs, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 43-37555 'THE JEANNIE BEE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 28/5/44; 571BS [FC-G]; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with John Mitchell; force landed Sedan A/fd, near Stanay, Fr; Salvaged 30/1/45. THE JEANNIE BEE.


  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.


Event Location Date
Killed in action 21 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 October 2019 20:18:24 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added connection to A/C 42-30715 per description for the Aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:32 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia