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Hershel E Ballinger

Military

Crew Number 38

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 43-37904 Princess Pat aka Hannah’s Children

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 29/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38328

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 12/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 2m then transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-J] 14/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

  • 43-38390

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Grenier 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-X] Framlingham 2/9/44, transferred 571BS [FC-E] ; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 43-38393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38663

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-M] Framlingham 19/9/44; taxi accident on base with Bernie McIntee 18/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/45;...

  • 43-38784

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 13/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10...

  • 44-6121

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-N] Framlingham 28/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45.

  • 44-6954 Liquid-8-Or

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 28/12/44; Grenier 6/1/45; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-F] Framlingham 12/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45. LIQUID-8-OR.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:58:54 Douglas P Changes to media associations
Sources

NARA and https://billiongraves.com/grave/Hershel-E-Ballinger/40443267

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:57:39 Douglas P Changes to awards and media associations
Sources

NARA

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:39:33 Douglas P Changes to unit associations
Sources

390th BG website

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:34:23 Douglas P Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

390th BG website

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:22:56 Douglas P Changes to highest rank
Sources

Air Force Retired List

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 20:05:06 Douglas P Changes to firstname, service number, highest rank and role
Sources

http://genealogytrails.com/kan/chautauqua/milt/ww2enlist.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Ballinger%2C+Herschel+E

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