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Robert W Tredinnick


Robert Tredinnick served as a navigator with the 390th Bomb Group. He was part of crew number 12. On 10 October 1943, he was flying in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply' when it was shot down. He bailed out, was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) and held at Stalag Luft III.


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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30262 Tech Supply

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; transferred 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; Missing in Action (12m) Munster...

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...


Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 9 September 1917
Lived in Essex County, NJ, USA April 1941
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 15 April 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943 – 1945

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Died Manchester Township, NJ, USA 11 March 1994


Date Contributor Update
26 December 2019 04:39:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added POW camp per info on WW2 POWs at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 11:17:39 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and events

NARA enlistment record:

Social Security Death Index:

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 15:54:14 Lucy May Changes to media associations

Have looked closely at FRE 1569 and FRE 1570 and the leather name patch definitely reads 'Navigator'.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 15:47:51 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /

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Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 21:26:46 Marsew Changes to nickname and events

Daughter of Robert Tredinnick

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:18 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database