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42-30320

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/5/43; Gore 15/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Langley 25/6/43; Cutbank 27/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43; badly damaged 11/12/43 over Emden with
Pilot: Richard J. Parker, Co-pilot: Frank Stolarz, Navigator: Howard VanDine, Bombardier: Homer Lashway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Coors (5 Returned to Duty) as pilot limped home; Radio Operator: Francis Brooks, Waist gunner: Bob Johnstone, Tail gunner: Ray Nagle, Ball turret gunner: John Durrett bailed out (4 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Gayle Gillenwater (Killed in Action); Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Bob Patterson, Co-pilot: Bennie DeSalvo, Navigator: Dan Naeve, Bombardier: Allen Cordray, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Hughbanks, Radio Operator: Sam Procopio, Ball turret gunner: Mike Gursky, Waist gunner: Armand DiSchiavi, Waist gunner: Dan Canora, Tail gunner: Joe McClure (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Mienesz Farm, Nieuwe Provincialweg, between Scharwoude & Niedorp, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 2022. COY DE COY.

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Aircraft

  • 42-3306 'Phoenix'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-L] Framlingham 14/7/43; Missing in Action Vitry-En-Artois 15/8/43 with Bill Lawrence (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bill Middledorf, Navigator: Joe Birdwell, Bombardier: Francis Harkins...

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

People

  • Daniel Canora

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Clure

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group

  • Allen Cordray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Crashed in Mr Meinesz gardens, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bennie Desalvo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group

  • Armand Dischiavi

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Crashed in Mr Meinesz gardens, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gayle Gillenwater

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). 11 December 1943 B17 #42-30320 Coy de Coy was attacked by 4 ME 110s over the target of Emden, Germany after receiving flak damage over the Frisian Isles. With an engine on fire, 4 crew bailed out over Holland. The crew was able...

  • Mike Gursky

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Crashed in Mr Meinesz gardens, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Arthur Hughbanks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Crashed in Mr Meinesz gardens, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Daniel Naeve

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30320 'Coy De Coy'. Crashed in Mr Meinesz gardens, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Parker

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 36 ...

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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 11 December 1943
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2020 04:53:53 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2020 04:04:04 jmoore43 Changes to description
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Added another space to the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2020 04:02:29 jmoore43 Changes to description
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Added a space to the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2020 03:45:39 jmoore43 Changes to description
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Added a space to the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2019 15:18:05 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM/FORTLOG synopsis with CC-S.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 18:45:38 RLSmurf Changes to description
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Stolarz

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 10:14:06 RLSmurf Changes to description
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Stolarz

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 14404 / MACR 2022 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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