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William A Royal


21 October 1943 B17#42-3327 'Tete T'Mete' was retuning to base when mission was abandoned with full bomb load and fuel tank. Tire blew out on landing with heavy load.


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...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30348 Royal Flush

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Geiger 27/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 9/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-N] Framlingham 13/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Clarry Gill, Radio Operator: Grady Embree, Navigator: Edgar Cannon,...

  • 42-3327 Tet T'Mote

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-T] Framlingham 18/7/43; landing accident at base 21/10/43 with Bill Royal, Co-pilot: Jim Oyer, Navigator: Bob Saunders, Bombardier: Bob Waites, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mearl...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 348 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia