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William M Alford


Killed in Action (KIA). The tail assembly of the aircraft hit a tree and caused to aircraft to crash. The pilot was flying too low, and unable to clear tree. They crashed at Elmtree Farm, Grundisburgh, Suffolk, England, Market Park Field.
Pilot, 1st Lt. Jack C. Fleck


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...


  • 42-31512 Ice Cold Katie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/11/43; Gt Falls 15/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-H] Framlingham 2/1/44; suffered n/battle damaged hitting tree at Grundisburgh Hall, Sfk, being slow timed on 2/6/44, with...


Event Location Date
Lived in Washington, DC, USA 1941
Died 2 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 13:37:08 A. van Erp Changes to biography

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 13:27:18 A. van Erp Changes to service number and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:29 AAM AAM ingest

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