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Willis P Roy


Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



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...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30265 Pinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 21/5/43; Geiger 22/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 10/7/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-V] Framlingham 18/7/43; Missing in Action (7m) Munster 10/10/43 with Frank Ward, Co-pilot: Lloyd McGrady...

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
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database