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William R Henry


Crew Number 8



  • LeRoy Berke

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Clarence Bratton

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Ray Hall

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Wendell Horn

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Ora Jenkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    On November 16, 1943, mission to Norway in B17#42-39812 'Yankee Rebel' when #3 engine caught fire during assembly. Bale out order given. 2 KOM 8 RTD

  • Walter Jenkins

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Stanley Johnson

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    He flew as part of crew #8 . They flew differenct planes including 'Rovin Ramona II' as the crew flew 14 missions on this planes

  • Perry Row

    Military | Captain | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions (17 aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie"). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Ruggiero

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Lynn Rushing

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

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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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31114 Prowlin' Tom

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 25/10/43; Missing in Action Orleans 8/6/44 with Edwin Sechrist, Navigator: Vital Turmenne, tog-S/Sgt Henry Wilson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill...

  • 42-31262 Ale Smoke, Ole Smoke

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Wilmington 11/11/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-P] Framlingham 12/1/43 ALE SMOKE; Missing in Action [21m] Augsburg 16/3/44 with Darold Jenkins, Co-pilot: Virgil Fieker, Navigator: Carl Otto, Bombardier:...

  • 42-31732 Paper Doll II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Kearney 26/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 17/1/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 2/6/44 with Bob Crouch, Waist gunner: George Ferguson, Waist gunner: Ben Tureman (3 Prisoner of War); Co...

  • 42-3472

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/7/43; Amarillo 3/7/43; Scott 13/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G/N/S] Framlingham 25/8/43 SHOOT A POUND; re-named THE VULTURE 4/44; declared War Weary and transferred HQ 100BG Thorpe Abbotts, damaged in taxi accident with Ray...

  • 42-37818 'PUB PETE' - 'DINAH MITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17G, SN #42-37818, named, 'PUB PETE' and 'DINAH MITE', was delivered to Long Beach, CA, Sept 10, 1943, Gr Island, Sept 30, 1943. It was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 390th Bomb Group, and the 568th Bomb Squadron, Framlingham, Britain, Oct 7,...


    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-R] Framlingham 8/11/43. Missing in Action La Glacerie (33m) on 20 March 1944 with Richard L. Mann, Co-pilot: John E. Vaughan, Navigator: McKinnon Cameron, Bombardier: Walter J....

  • 42-37891

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-Q] Framlingham 11/11/43; on training flight to Alconbury 3/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amerigo Bassl, g-Bill Jeffries, pass-Lt Harry Van Horn (5...

  • 42-39819 Anoxia Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 7/10/43. [ Waist gunner James P. Mallos was killed on board by Flak during the 7 January 1944 mission to Ludwigshafen (KIA) ] Missing in Action on its 35th mission,...

  • 42-97160 Southern Comfort

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-M] Framlingham 3/3/44; Missing in Action (40m) St Jussy, French bridges 2/8/44 with Doug Seaborn, Co-pilot: Dana Parsells, Navigator: Elmer Hanselman, Bombardier:...


  • VIII Bomber Command 169

    30 December 1943
    The port area and oil refineries at Ludwigshaven, Germany are the target for this massive attack of 710 heavy bombers. The despatch includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG, 11 of these are effective on the mission, 3 are damaged, and the bomber...

  • VIII Bomber Command 171

    31 December 1943
    This mission is the last heavy bomber operation of 1943. 1943 had been a very "tough" year for the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). 23365 B-17s had been despatched on missions and 881 had Failed to Return (FTR) for a loss...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results. ...

  • 8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

  • VIII Bomber Command 191

    24 January 1944
    The primary target of this mission was the Zukunft power station at Eschweilier, Germany. The mision was composed of 563 bombers three elements from 1BD, 2BD and 3BD. The despatch from 2BD was recalled due to weather before it could take off. Mission...

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

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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...


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