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Frederick H Oppelt


Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'. Plane ditched into Mediterranean Sea. Returned to base.


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


  • 42-3310 'Blood, Guts and Rust'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 14/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Wade Sneed, Co-pilot: John Wenzel, Navigator: Melvin Breckenridge, Bombardier: Scott Barrows, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Returned (RTD) Mediterranean Sea 17 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
10 April 2020 18:10:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 396 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database