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44-6007

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 2/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 30/4/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 4/5/44; suffered severe battle damaged 8/9/44 over Mainz with Edgar Moody, with two engines out landed in France, repaired and returned to base; landing accident with Joe McAllister 6/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. LUCKY.

Service

People

  • James Edmondson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Pilot in the 571st Squadron, 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham arriving 8 April 1944 and leaving 13 Sept 1944. ...

  • Taisto Huhtala

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Taisto Huhtala's father Henry was born on 7 December 1890 in Ylistaro, Vaasan Lääni (Vaasa Province), Finland. Henry emigrated to the United States and married US-born Aili Johnson. Their son Taisto Huhtala flew as a Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner and then...

  • Jack Maschhoff

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Bombardier / Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Anthony Pereira

    Military | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Arthur Rogers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Completed 34 missions, Crew Number 95

  • Joseph Scott

    Military | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Forrest Strayer

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Edward Wedge

    Military | co-pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

  • Eugene Wentling

    Military | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 87

Missions

  • 611

    8 September 1944
    We snafued on the bomb run and missed all the flak.

  • 8th Air Force 931

    7 April 1945
    1,200 Heavies Hit Reich After 1-Day Nazi Air Bid ...

Places

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 06:50:35 FrankM Changes to mission associations
Sources

My great uncle, Jack Maschhoff, was the ball turret gunner.
8th AF Historical Society

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2017 06:39:26 FrankM Changes to nicknames
Sources

My great uncle, Jack Maschhoff, was the ball turret gunner on this aircraft on 07 APR 45.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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