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42-30017

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 2/4/43; Geiger 23/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-W] Ridgewell 10/7/43; transferred Mildenhall 17/7/43, then 568BS/390BG [BI-G] Framlingham 14/7/43; Missing in Action Scheweinfurt 17/8/43 with Ashbrooke Tyson, Co-pilot: Chas Hinckley, Navigator: Chas Hansen, Bombardier: Elmo Peterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Tyson, Radio Operator: Verial Whaples, Ball turret gunner: Bill Roberts, Waist gunner: Albt Van Pelt, Waist gunner: Edmund Valonis,Tail gunner: C.L. Roseberry (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, left wing on fire, exploded and crashed Bingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 388. ALL SHOT TO HELL.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 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

  • Charles Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Hinckley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Pelt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group

  • Elmo Peterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • C Roseberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30017 'All Shot To Hell'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ashbrooke Tyson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Tyson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group

  • Edmund Valonis

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Veil Whaples

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230017 'All Shot To Hell. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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...

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 07:03:17 phil marchese Changes to production block number
Sources

Conformed block number.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 388 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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