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42-102533

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with George Spann, Co-pilot: Theo Becker, Navigator: Prospero Demarco, Bombardier: Jim Webb, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Dee, Radio Operator: Frank Aufdemorte, Ball turret gunner: Paul Phillips, Waist gunner: Ray Marcello, Waist gunner: John Redeagle,Tail gunner: Bill Haas (10 Prisoner of War); flak hit in bomb bay, crew bailed then aircraft blew up, crashed Notzing, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7494.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Aufdemorte

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42-102533, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Theodore Becker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

  • David Dee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

  • Prospero DeMarco

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 42-102533, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Haas

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Ray Marcello

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

  • Paul Phillips

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • John Redeagle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

  • George Spann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4210253

  • James Webb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #42102533 POW

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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 7494 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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