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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 16/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-L] Framlingham 8/4/44 THE WALRUS; non-op taxi accident, with Bernie Hayward, caught fire 8/3/45; Salvaged 15/3/45. SILVER METEOR.



  • 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



  • 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
Delivered Tulsa, OK, USA 16 March 1944
Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 8 April 1944

390th BG

Taxi Accident/Caught Fire Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 8 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 03:49:47 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log