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Wilbur H Collins

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Hubblerath in B-17 Bundles of Trouble #4297871

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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

  • 42-97871

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Hunter 12/5/44; Dow Fd 26/5/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-P] Framlingham 27/5/44; Missing in Action Dusseldorf 9/9/44 with Melvin Hobbie, Co-pilot: Wilbur Collins, Navigator: Calvin Straney, Bombardier: George Sempepos, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born El Paso, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 9 September 1944
Died 9 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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